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I am excited to be starting this awesome year of English at Gentry! This is my sixth year of teaching, and my fifth year at Gentry. This year will be a new adventure with my new co-taught block course that I will be teaching with Mr. Aulgur that combines 8th grade ELA and Social Studies. Along with my role as an English teacher, I also serve as teacher sponsor for Student Council, and I am the head coach of Gentry Cheerleading. I believe that even though I am a teacher, I am always a learner and hope to learn a lot from my students this year!
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Language Arts Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I also achieved my Master's Degree in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with an emphasis in English at MU as well.
Outside of school I love to travel, play board games, go to trivia nights, and snuggle with my dog Callie. I grew up in Columbia and attended Gentry and Rock Bridge High School, so my knowledge of Columbia is extensive. I can't wait for an exciting school year!