“Everything’s an argument.” I heard a fellow presenter at the 2012 AP national conference say that, and it has since become a sort of mantra for my pedagogy and curriculum. Being in my eighth year of teaching literature and composition at Kentlake High School, I strive to enable my students to perceptively interpret the rhetoric that surrounds them and respond to it with cogent arguments of their own. I enjoyed my undergraduate studies at Washington State University and graduate work at Seattle University that prepared me for this wonderful opportunity to work with students every day.
When outside of the classroom, I enjoy mtn. biking, skiing, running, and grilling good food, but don’t enjoy karaoke or green beans, mainly because I can’t sing and was afraid of the Jolly Green Giant as a kid.