While I live and work in Auburn, AL, I am a native of North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains. Aside from my doctoral studies, my entire educational experience (as both a student and a teacher) is grounded in N.C. school systems and state universities.
As a teacher, I want to combine my previous experiences with effective and relevant pedagogy in order to provide my students the best possible education and teacher preparation.
As a researcher, my goal is to connect pedagogy and inquiry, the university and K-12 education, to examine and establish effective and meaningful methods of providing (multimodal) literacy instruction in the 21st century, digital world.
- Ph.D. (2014), Curriculum and Instruction, Clemson University
- M.Ed. (2010), Secondary English Education, North Carolina State University
- B.S. (2006), Secondary English Education, Appalachian State University
- Assistant Professor, English Education, Auburn University, 2016-Present
- Assistant Professor, English and Secondary English Education, Millikin University, 2014-2016
- Instructional Coach, Sampson County Schools, 2013-2014
- Research & Teaching Assistant, Clemson University, 2011-2013
- English Department Chair/Teacher, Hobbton High School, Sampson County Schools, 2007-2011
- English Teacher, Harnett Central High School, Harnett County Schools, 2006-2007
- Danielson Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2015.
- N.C. Class S Advanced Teaching License, English 9-12, 2014.
- N.C. Class M Advanced Teaching License, English 9-12, 2014.
- S.C. Class M Professional License, English 9-12, 2012.
- Advisor of the Year. Millikin University Leadership Awards. Millikin University, 2014-1015.
- College of Health, Education & Human Development Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Clemson University, 2014.
- National Writing Project Fellow. Capital Area Writing Project. North Carolina State University, 2010.
- Holland & Knight Foundation Holocaust Remembrance Project National Award Recipient, 2008.