Reading, Writing, Discussing, Thinking
Welcome! This site is designed to offer you information regarding Senior Composition, Junior English (English III), Seventh and Eighth grade English classes. Each class has its own page, so check the tool bar above for your classes' individual page.
This is my eleventh year at Troy Jr/Sr High School. I have been teaching English and Language Arts since 1994. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and hold a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho. I am a writer and a voracious reader. Ask me about a book and I've probably read it or something by that author!
I live with my husband and our two sons. and our dog, Stella, and various chickens, fish and a tortoise. We spend time working outside, playing games together and traveling. I grew up playing the fiddle, and I enjoy playing music with friends and traveling to contests in the summer.
I love watching children learn, both my students and my own. I receive great joy in hearing a reader discover new ideas from a book or watching a writer draft a great sentence. I feel I am a fortunate person to do what I love everyday for my job.