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Welcome to my page! I currently teach English IV CP and Advanced Composition. This is my 12th year teaching Secondary Education English at Aiken High School. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Although I was born in Denver, Colorado, when someone asks me where I am from, I usually say Aiken, South Carolina since I have spent 16 years here. I attended both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina Aiken and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education English. After teaching at Aiken High School for several years, I decided to enroll in Augusta State University (now known as Augusta University) where I received my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. My classes are demanding and rigorous, but I am fair and accessible throughout the school year. My main focus centers on teaching students the writing process since so many of my students severely struggle when it comes to their writing. My goal is to have your son or daughter prepared for a 101 or 102 college English course, which completely centers on different types of writing. I also expect a great deal of discussion and participation within the class. I encourage and expect both myself and my students to respect all beliefs and opinions within the class and to treat each other like family by supporting instead of degrading each other. I look forward to a wonderful year!
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Phone: (803) 641-2500