Subject: 10th & 12th ELA.
High School: Southern Local High School, 2012. Graduated as salutatorian.
College: Geneva College, 2016. Acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary English Education. Western Governors Colleges, 2020. Acquired a Masters of Science in Special Education.
Other Positions Held: Assistant Football Coach 2017-2018, Football Defensive Coordinator 2019 - 2020, Head Golf Coach 2020 - Present, JV Head Basketball Coach 2017 - Present, Assistant Track Coach, 2018, Assistant Athletic Director, 2019 - Present, and Assistant Baseball Coach, 2020 - Present.
Respect yourself, the teacher & others
- Show respect for the teacher, yourself and others at all times.
- Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, textbooks, teacher’s belongings, walls, chalkboards, etc.). Don't expect that others will clean up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself.
- Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language and wearing appropriate clothing.
- Be a kind person.
Put forth your best effort at all times
- Always do your own best work.
- Put learning ahead of getting good grades. ("Not Yet" Mindset)
- Put quality ahead of just getting it done.
Be prepared for class each day
Come prepared with all the materials necessary:
- Positive attitude
- Engaged learning
- An organized class binder or folder containing all necessary materials and handouts.
- Loose-leaf paper or notebook paper, pens (blue or black), and pencils
- Highlighters for emphasizing important text
- A planner to help keep you organized (Issued by SLHS) - the most successful students are organized.
Follow directions when given
- When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time. If you are confused or have questions, ask. I would rather have you stop class to clarify than be off task while everyone else is working.
Pay attention, participate and ask questions
- Engage in what is going on in the classroom. If you have a question, ask it! Otherwise, I might not know until the test that you didn’t understand something. There are no stupid questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is to. Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but do keep communication open between us.
Preserve a positive learning environment
- Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will NOT be tolerated.
- Use class time to learn. Please do not spend your time grooming, sleeping, talking, writing notes, playing cards, listening to music, text-messaging friends, or doing work for other classes.
- Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during the period.
Take responsibility for your actions
- If you are confronted about a rule infraction, own up to it. Don’t deny it, lie about it, or blame someone else.
- Take responsibility for missed assignments.
- All handbook rules will be enforced. Please read your handbook. Students that choose to break these rules, choose to have points taken away from their grade, and face the possibility of additional consequences.
- Sophomore English
- Senior English
- Sports Literature
- Leadership & Communications
- Creative Writing
Technology in the Classroom
- All assignments are posted on Google Classroom/Virtual Classroom through ProgressBook.
- Each class unit has a corresponding Google Site which will feature content, standards, assignments, etc.
- These items can be viewed through your child's account.
- This is designed to meet the ever-demanding needs of today's digital age and to provide a platform for our students to openly connect to class content in school, at home, and on-the-go.
Phone: 330-679-2305 (Ext. 4062).
Planning Period: 7th Period, 12:30-1:07.