• My Educational Biography:

    My teaching career began after being awarded a B.A. in English and History from Meredith College in 1979, with certification in English and Social Studies. In 1984, I received a M.Ed. in English from UNCG, and, in 1999, I received a MLIS from UNCG. I also have AG certification from Wake Forest University. I have taught at Western Guilford since 1996. I am Reader for the AP Language and Composition Exam.

  • AP Language and Composition

    The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods. © 2017 The College Board.

    AP Language and Composition meets the NC State requirement for English III. All students must take the AP Language and Composition Exam given in May to receive credit for the class.


    Pre AP/Honors English II

    This course is designed to provide opportunities for sophomore level students to engage in close reading experiences in World Literature and writing—narrative, argumentative, descriptive,  informative and analytical—as required by the NC English Language Arts Standard Course of Study. Opportunities will be provided for the student to examine practical and creative applications in reading and writing. All students must take the state crafted EOC exam.

Class textbooks and laptop computer
  • Required School Supplies

    • Binder
    • Notebook paper
    • Dividers
    • Blue or black ink pens
    • No 2 wooden pencils
    • Highlighter