• Welcome to 8th grade English Language Arts! I’m so excited to teach and get to know you this year.

    I grew up in a small town about an hour and a half outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I graduated with a B.A. in Writing, but realized my senior year of college that teaching was my passion. I got a job teaching ESL in South Korea for a year following my graduation. Once my contract was up, I went back to Pennsylvania and enrolled in GCU for my M.Ed in Secondary Education. I graduated in 2013 and taught at Marion Center Jr./Sr. High school in a small rural town in PA for four years before moving to Arizona.

    My passions are teaching and travelling. My husband and I travel to new and exciting places every chance we get. South Korea is my favorite destination so far, but I also love Scotland, England, and Honduras. I love to learn about the cultures and experiences of other people.

    In addition to teaching and travelling, I enjoy spending time with my husband (Robert), daughter (Sophie),  son (Mark), and 85 pound black lab/coonhound mix(Lando). I also love to crochet and read.  The Harry Potter series really started my love of reading all the way back in fifth grade. Now, I read anything and everything! Please share your book recommendations with me! Most of the books I read during the school year are recommended to me by my students because I think it's fun to talk about it and get to know you. 

     

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm available by phone or email anytime. I’m so excited for this year!

    Mrs. Strength's family spending Halloween at Disney World. Lando, Mrs. Strength's dog