Welcome to my page and the start of another great year!
My Background - This year begins my twenty-fifth year teaching and my eighth year at PORTA. I earned my Bachelor's degree in English from Illinois Wesleyan University and my teaching credentials from University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). I earned my Master's degree in English from UIS, as well.
Although I am originally from Springfield, I have lived in the PORTA district since 1996. My late husband was a PORTA graduate, coach, and lifelong resident of the district. Both of our sons are PORTA graduates.
Classes - This year, I am teaching English I as well as 7th grade English and IXL Intervention (first semester only). During the second semester, I will teach English I, 7th grade English, and Cultural Expressions, a high school English elective.
Extracurricular Activities - I am the sponsor for PORTA's Community Problem Solvers, the coach for the high school Scholastic Bowl team, and the assistant coach for the high school cross country team.
1st Semester 2nd Semester
1st hour: English I 1st hour: English I
2nd hour: Prep 2nd hour: Cultural Expressions
3rd hour: English I 3rd hour: English I
4th hour: 7th grade English 4th hour: 7th grade English
5th hour: 7th grade IXL Interventions 5th hour: Prep
6th hour: English I 6th hour: English I
7th hour: English I 7th hour: English I
HS Advisory HS Advisory