Background at Alcoa City Schools
I have been teaching 7th grade ELA at AMS since 2015, after getting my start with the middle school in 2013. I originally began working for ACS as a paraprofessional at the elementary school in 2011. In addition to teaching, I am also the head coach for the Alcoa High School girls and boys soccer teams and have been in this position since 2011. Our girls team won the Class A State Championship in 2017.
I have a degree in Business Management from Tusculum University and completed my teacher certification through South College in Knoxville.
sons: Patrick, Aidan
7th Grade ELA
In our class we cover 7th grade level Tennessee State Standards set for Language, Reading, Speaking & Listening and Writing. Some of the highlights studied throughout the year include novel studies, short stories, grammar and formal essay writing. Resources used include selected novels, Holt McDougal 7th grade literature book, Scholastic Scope magazine, Wordly Wise, daily grammar (DGP) and daily reading (DRP).