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Education

Though having many educational choices (including William and Mary, University of Virginia, and Cornell) I chose to attend Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. While there, I managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA in both of the majors I pursued and graduated summa cum laude (with additional honors from Theatre). I loved every minute of my college experience; my teachers constantly challenged me not only academically, but interpersonally, as I met people from many diversified backgrounds with varying beliefs. 



Experience

After graduation, I began working for a Fortune 20 company in Altria, Inc. as a territory sales manager in Charlottesville, VA. Though I was skilled at my job, I realized that my true passion lay in teaching. I reflected back on those who inspired me and I found that, so often, it was my teachers. Whether it was my English teacher in the eleventh grade who wouldn’t let me rest on my previous accomplishments or my Geology teacher at Gardner-Webb who had only given out eighteen As in all his years teaching that pushed me to be his nineteenth, it was these people who made me so much of who I was. With that knowledge in mind, I pursued the highly-acclaimed Teach For America program. Annually, approximately ten percent of all those who apply—most of whom are from Ivy League colleges—are accepted. To have gone through the rigorous program was humbling, to say the least, and taught me so much.

I ended up teaching in the Mississippi Delta region for four years at the school where I was placed and helped students realize their potential by being a challenging, yet supportive, teacher. I’m pleased to say that my students averaged an 11 point growth on the ACT while I worked there and many of them have stayed in contact with me via email to update me on their progress (through college or high school). My educational philosophy is this: if you maintain high expectations, students will reach to meet—or exceed—them. I look forward to challenging each and every person that I have the pleasure of calling a student and hopefully building a strong bond as a mentor along the way.




Bio

See above. 

 

Classes:

English I

English I - Scholars

AP Language and Composition

Oral Communications I/II

 

Remediation Schedule:

Tuesday Afternoon: 3:35 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday Morning: 7:30 am - 8:10 am