Welcome to high school, Rangers!
I'm excited to be your English I or English I Pre-AP teacher this year! I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to Texas 11 years ago, and this will be my 12th year teaching, and my 7th at CHS. I started out teaching in Aldine ISD, where I taught English I for 4 years. After Aldine, I taught a year of 8th grade English in Pearland, and finally landed here at CHS. I love it here!
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching way too much TV, and spending my time with my family. I have 8-year-old twin girls, a 4-year-old son. My girls are in 2nd grade this year at Colony Bend ES, and my son is is 5 and just started kindergarten. I also have two really weird big dogs. They were littermates, and they are Australian Cattle dog/Golden Retriever mixes.
I am also a professional writer! On the side I own a freelance writing business, and I currently do ghostwriting, copywriting, and blogging for a popular educational app company. I also am attending Sam Houston State University where I am earning my master's in education. Something else interesting about me: I'm very musical! I play several instruments (violin, saxophone, and piano), and I LOVED being in the band and orchestra when I was in high school and college. If you are in the band or orchestra, don't be surprised when I ask you all about it.
I am looking forward to having yet another awesome year here at CHS, and I hope you are too!