Degrees and Certifications:
MA in English - The University of Texas at Tyler BA in English - The University of Texas at Austin
Hey, y'all! This will be my 12th year at Winston Churchill HS. This year, I will be teaching Yearbook, AP English Literature, and dual credit British Literature.
Before coming to Churchill, I earned my MA in English from The University of Texas at Tyler, where I studied Medieval European literature, Victorian literature, Shakespeare, American Literature, literary criticism, and rhetoric & composition. My thesis focused on the works of Toni Morrison. Before that, I earned my BA in English with a minor in Education from The University of Texas at Austin.
While at UT, I was a part of the Longhorn Band Silks, and I even got the chance to participate in a study abroad program one summer in Oxford at Brasenose College, focusing on the works of Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. We also saw a few of Shakespeare's plays in Stratford-upon-Avon--Shakespeare's hometown--and in London at the Globe Theater.
My husband, Matt, and our sons--Alexander (Xander) and William (Liam)--are the lights of my life, my sun and stars. Thankfully, they don't mind sharing me with the Churchill community, as I am also the WC GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) co-sponsor and Yearbook sponsor. Shoutout to Mr. A over at KIN Thousand Oaks for giving my kids a safe and fun place to be while I work until nearly 5:30 every school day.
1st Period: Conference
2nd Period: Yearbook
3rd Period: AP English Lit
4th Period: AP English Lit
5th Period: Lunch
6th Period: DC British Lit
7th Period: AP English Lit
8th Period: Conference