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Hi! I have been teaching English Language Arts for 15 years. Currently, I teach grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the blended learning model. I have also enjoyed teaching AP Psychology for the past four years. In my English classes, students develop critical reading skills and intellectual competence as they are engaged in a wealth of great texts that explore diverse perspectives. My students strengthen their writing through a variety of activities that explore the effective use of language to persuade, analyze and narrate, while paying attention to grammar and mechanics. I love the arts as well, and I often offer opportunities for creative expression allowing students to incorporate art, drama, and music to deepen understanding and connection to the subject matter. Ultimately, my goal is to push my students to expand their scope of awareness, to internalize the power of effective communication, while learning to become critical, compassionate thinkers and intelligent citizens.