BioI believe all students can be readers and writers. They need the tools to do so. I strive to accomplish this in my classroom each day. I teach eighth grade language arts at Demarest Middle School and have also taught seventh grade language arts. I strive to create an enviroment of readers and writers in our district through coaching and leadership. Prior to teaching I completed a year of service through AmeriCorps at a teen center through mentoring, community outreach, and program development. I received my Masters in Teaching English through the University of New Hamphsire. I am a huge book lover and am constantly reading.