“The brick walls are not there to keep us out.
The brick walls are there to give us a chance to
show how badly we want something…Because the
brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t
want it badly enough.”
~ Randy Pausch
My Classroom Mission
Through exploring different styles of writing and genres of reading, my goal is to work with the students to improve their skills in these areas and provide opportunities to discover how important reading and writing is in their academic, personal, and future professional lives.
I understand that becoming a great reader and writer can be challenging and difficult at times. Even as a Language Arts teacher, I struggled with reading and writing beginning in elementary school through my sophomore year of college. During my four years at Appalachian State University, I learned that I had a learning disability. Through hard work and the support of teachers, family, and other students, I achieved my goal of becoming a middle school teacher. I learned to love reading and writing: subjects I never thought I would love to teach. After graduating from Appalachian State University, I moved to Raleigh where I earned my Masters degree in middle school Language Arts. I grew up in this area, so after 6 years of school, I decided to move back home to teach in the community that I love and coach cheerleading for the high school I graduated from, South Iredell. This is my fifth year as a 7th Grade teacher, but my first year at North Iredell Middle. I look forward to building a relationship with you and your family during the school year!
**BA in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Language Arts
and Social Studies from Appalachian State University
**MA in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts
from North Carolina State University