This is my sixth year as a full time teacher and fourth year at Lawrence Middle School. I teach English because of a love for writing poetry and reading science fiction. Though currently teaching 8th grade, I've taught every level from 7th to 12. My other hobbies include coaching wrestling, strength training, biking, skim boarding, landscaping, jet skiing, crabbing, and traveling.
Along with improving each student's reading and writing skills, I encourage them to pursue their passions and bring them into the classroom. If we are writing, I encourage them to choose topics of their interest. I encourage them to find free-reads about their passions. I want them talking about what they love while they build their communication skills.