I'm excited to be part of the ECG community. This will be my fourth year at ECG and my sixteenth year teaching, in places as far-flung as Nepal and Los Angeles, and as close by as Durham. Please see my CV below for more information about my degrees and certification. There's nothing I like more than reading, writing, and talking about reading and writing with savvy teenagers.
B.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000. Phi Beta Kappa.
Masters in Teaching, Duke University, 2007.
11th and 12th grade English teacher in Nepal, as US Peace Corps Volunteer, 2000-02.
9th, 10th, and 11th grade English teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District, 2003-05.
9th, 10th, and 11th grade English teacher in Durham Public Schools, 2007-2011.
9th, 10th, and 12th grade English teacher in Guilford County Schools, 2013-present.
I've been advisor to many clubs: World Humanitarian Organization, the Women's Rights Club, various literary magazines and book clubs, Battle of the Books, and yearbook.
Certifications and Awards
National Board Certification received 2011. Renewed 2020.
AP Language and Composition Certification received 2009.
AP Literature and Composition Certification received 2014.
Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2011.