Welcome to 7th and 8th grade ELA with Mrs. Smith. I have been teaching for nine years. All of my previous experience was in Jefferson Parish, so this is my first year in St. Tammany and my first year at Slidell Jr. High. I love teaching and inspiring students to love literature. I am very energetic and tend to teach on the theatrical side when it comes to reading stories and novels.
I attended Southeastern Louisiana University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education. I hope to earn a Master's degree in English in the next two to five years. I have completed Kagan training in cooperative learning strategies and multiple intelligences.
I am looking forward to teaching at Slidell Junior High this year. The curriculum is filled with some of my favorite young adult literature, and I am excited about getting to share my love of these stories with my students. I know we will have a great year and I will do everything to ensure the success of my students.