Education Courses, UNC-G, Greensboro College, and Appalachian State University to meet lateral entry teacher licensure requirements.  2006-2008.
M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) with Distinction in Romanticism and the Forms of Modernity, The University of Glasgow, Scotland.  Studied as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar.  September 2004-November 2005.

B.A. with Honors and Highest Distinction in English, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Golden Key Honor Society.  August 2000-May 2004.


Teaching Experience

Grimsley High School: IB English III, English II/Inclusion, honors English II, AP English IV, English I/Inclusion, Honors English I, Honors English III.  2006-present.

Rockingham County Middle School: Grades 6-8 Reading Remediation.  January 2006-June 2006.

2010 - present

Professional Association Membership

North Carolina Association of Educators/National Education Association Membership, 2013-present.


Educational Policy Fellow, 2013-present.


North Carolina English Teacher Association member, 2012-present.


Featured Co-Presenter at North Carolina English Teacher Association Conference, “A New Way to Text,” September 2012.

North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Coaches’ Membership,  2011-2013.

National Board Certified Teacher of Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts,  2010-present.

International Baccalaureate Organization English Teacher,  2010-present.

2010 - present


Advisory Member of the NC State Board of Education, 2013-present.


NC Public Schools Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council, 2013-present.


Teacher Advisory Council for Guilford County Schools,  2012-present.

Instructor, English Methods Course EDU 313, Guilford College, 2010-present.


Global Issues, Global Solutions Staff Development Team,  2012-present.

Guilford County Schools Instructional Resources Committee,  2011-2013.

Assessment for Learning Staff Development Team,  2011-2013.


Media Advisory Committee, Grimsley High School, 2010-2013.

Mentor for Student Teacher from Guilford College,  2011-2012.

Mentor for Prospective English Teacher Student Interns, Guilford College and UNC-G, 2009-2013.

Coach for Grimsley High School Women’s Varsity Tennis Team, 4-A Conference and Regional Tournament Director,  2009-2012.

Grimsley High School Leadership Team,  2009-2011.


Awards and Honors

North Carolina Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014.

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region 5 Teacher of the Year, 2012-2013.

Guilford County Schools Teacher of the Year, 2012-2013.

Grimsley High School Teacher of the Year, 2011-2012.

NCHSAA 4-A Women’s Tennis State Championship Coach,  2011-2012.

Metro 4-A Conference Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year  2010-2011.

Advanced Placement English Literature Passing Percentage Higher than District Average, 2008-2011.

Whirlie Award for Teaching Excellence, 2008.

ETS Recognition of Excellence for PRAXIS Score  2008.