Welcome to the Wonderful World
of ENGLISH with Mrs. Gaines!
1st : AP11- Language & Composition 8:35 A.M.- 10:15 A.M.
2nd: AP11- Language & Composition 10:15 A.M.- 11:45 A.M.
3rd: PLANNING 11:50 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.
4th: Honors English 12 2:05 P.M.- 3:35 P.M.
1st: Honors English 12 8:30 A.M.- 10:15 A.M.
2nd: AP 11- Language & Composition 10:15 A.M.- 11:45 A.M.
3rd: AP 11- Language & Composition 11:50 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.
4th: PLANNING 2:05 P.M. - 3:35 P.M.
*Available for tutoring on Thursdays after school
from 3:45-4:45 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 thirteenth-year teaching English at Southwest Guilford High School and my 27nd 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 seeing 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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