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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.

Writing Samples

My undergraduate education as an English major gave me the opportunity to engage in the meaningful exploration of texts from a wide range of time periods, origins, and from a variety of authorial identities. Learning the conventions of strong argument construction, the apt use of language, in-depth research, and proper citation, provided me with a toolbox of successful writing techniques. My command of the language and informs my curriculum construction and my ability to facilitate meaningful lessons.

As a recent graduate, I had the opportunity to bear witness to contemporary teaching models and new methods in higher education. Witnessing differentiated lessons, engaging in constructive dialogue concerning contemporary issues, and working with texts beyond the traditional Western canon of literature gave me a toolkit to educate twenty-first-century citizens. 

I have included writing samples as a testament to my ability to effectively engage in critical analysis of various texts and writing forms. See Publications for published written works. 

MAPS OF AMERICA: BORDERS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE AMERICAN IDENTITY

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TO BE OUR OWN MAKERS: DICKINSON'S AND WHITMAN'S RECONSTRUCTION OF RELATIONSHIPS IN A THEOLOGY OF SELF

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"ALL OUR RELATIONS": NATIVE AMERICAN IDENTITY AND PLACE IN ORANGE'S THERE THERE

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THE FEMALE VOICE: THE HEALING POWER OF WRITTEN EXPRESSION FOR WOMEN

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