Welcome to English class! This is my 12th year in the high school classroom and eighth year teaching at Mandeville High. I was an adjunct professor teaching Freshman Composition at SELU prior to teaching high school. I received my BA in Liberal Arts and MA in English Literary Studies from Southeastern Louisiana University, and teaching certification from UNO. Teaching literature and writing is more than a vocation; it is a passion. It is my hope that my students explore the truths--beautiful, perplexing, antagonizing, thought-provoking, inspiring and affirming--presented in the literature we study together and respond competently to the discoveries they find in those works in spoken and written forms. Most of all, I hope they experience the joy that their Senior year brings as their years in high school come to an end.