For as long as I can remember, I have loved reading and writing. The vast, interconnected worlds of my favorite authors helped me to grow and develop my own voice as a writer. When I attended St. Louis University, I spent several summers working as a backpacking instructor at Wyman Teen Leadership Camp. The skills and confidence that I helped teens develop at camp translated well to their daily lives. I became hooked on helping teens develop into competent and confident young adults. I graduated from St. Louis University with a double major in English and English Education. I worked as a substitute teacher and a writing instructor in several districts before SLPS. This is my fourth year at Gateway, and I currently teach American Literature and Sophomore English. I currently am enrolled in a TESOL Master’s program at Webster. I’m excited to explore the works of great writers with you and help you to increase your reading, writing, speaking, and persuasion skills. I hope to do that with texts and assignments that challenge you. If you need my help, make an appointment before school, after school, during lunch, or during my planning periods, and I would be glad to help.