I share successes and failures from my classroom to help educators, parents and policymakers do more for their students.
I write for a variety of print and online outlets about:
- Becoming a better teacher
- The power of student and teacher voice
- How policy decisions impact classrooms and schools.
I currently teach high school English and journalism in Durham, NC. Outside the classroom, I facilitate webinars and in-person professional development for teachers in Hope Street’s North Carolina and Utah policy fellowships, cure my own fish and build lego masterpieces with my two sons.
“Fact-based, solutions-oriented perspectives enable students to tackle societal issues, current events,” Communication: Journalism Education Today (summer 2018, print-only)
Spotting student hunger, SmartBrief Education
The power of writing begins with a single sentence, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
How student “Dreamers” enrich our North Carolina High School, Washington Post
Book Review: Albert Camus’ The First Man, Education NC
When learning gets personal, part 5: Graduation, Nation Council of Teachers of English
Authentic learning this school year, SmartBrief Education
Walking Undocumented, Teaching Tolerance