I am a middle school English educator, instructional designer, reader, lifelong learner, saxophone player, and all-around nerd in the Chicago suburbs! I sponsor my school’s Pride Club, a Genders & Sexualities Alliance. My professional passions include:

  • Secondary & content-area literacy.
  • Technology and instructional design.
  • Reading & writing workshop in the secondary classroom.
  • Civics and social justice education.
  • Teacher professional development.
  • Equity and inclusivity in education.
  • LGBTQ+ student issues.
  • National Novel Writing Month.

You can learn more about my teaching, view my Curriculum Vitae, and watch me teach on the About Me page. Check out my classroom site, a growing collection full of ELA and Life Science resources for middle school students and teachers. I also offer a variety of ELA, science, and social justice materials for teachers through my TPT store, Get Lit or Sci Trying.

Take a look around my site and explore what’s happening in my classroom! Have a project idea or want to collaborate? Shoot me an email or connect with me on Twitter!