Welcome to the Wonderful World
of ENGLISH with Mrs. Gaines
*Honors English 12 & AP 11 Language & Composition Students:
I will publish assignments on Canvas for the duration of our time away from school. Please check Canvas daily to stay updated. Directions from the district on how to access Canvas are listed below:
Go to NCEdCloud (https://my.ncedcloud.org)
Type in your username/password
Username: PowerSchool Student ID
Click on the red Canvas icon
(Remote Learning Schedule, Mon.- Thurs.)
1st : AP 11- Language & Composition 9:00 A.M.- 10:00 A.M.
2nd: Honors English 12 10:10 A.M.- 11:10 A.M.
LUNCH 11:10 A. M.- 12:00 P.M
3rd: PLANNING 12:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
4th: Honors English 12 1:30 P.M.- 2:30 P.M.
*Available for individual conferences, tutoring, small group sessions
as needed on Fridays by appointment. Please email or call to set up.
1st: Honors English 12 8:10 A.M.- 9:50 A.M.
2nd: AP 11- Language & Composition 9:55 A.M.- 11:25 A.M.
3rd: *PLANNING* 11:30 A.M.- 1:35 P.M.
4th: Honors English 12 1:40 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.
*Available for tutoring on Tuesdays & Thursdays
after school from 3:30-4:30 or by appointment.
Degrees and Certifications:
Educational & Professional Background: I attended Mars Hill University for my undergraduate degree in education and earned my master’s degree in Reading from Appalachian State University. I earned my National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification (NBPTS) in 2003. I am also a member of an organization called Shakespeare Lives! with which I have traveled to London, England and trained with various masters of the stage at the Globe Theater to teach the works of William Shakespeare through interactive movement. While in London, I performed Richard III on the stage of the Globe Theater and had the opportunity to perform for a local school. I returned the following year as a teacher mentor and continued my study.
Teaching Experience: I began my teaching career in Columbia, South Carolina teaching eighth grade English/Language Arts, Yearbook and Newspaper Journalism. After four years, I moved to North Carolina and taught eighth grade English Language Arts and Yearbook Journalism at Allen Jay Middle School in Guilford County. I have also worked at The Piedmont School as reading tutor and taught English at Guilford Technical Community College for 6 years. This is my 14th-year teaching English at Southwest Guilford High School and my 28th year as an educator.
Interest/Hobbies: I enjoy reading a variety of literature, especially Shakespeare, Greek mythology, poetry, and mysteries. I love to dance (especially ballroom and swing dancing). I also enjoy live theater and love Broadway shows! And, above all…I LOVE to TRAVEL!!! I spend most of my summers traveling the globe. Anywhere new is an adventure! I’ve been to 46 countries so far and always look forward to the next adventure!
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