Education
 
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

Leadership

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.