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Good literature opens up a world of ideas and possibilities and can enrich our lives in amazing ways--that is why teaching at Glassboro High School for the past sixteen years has been a privilege that brings me great joy. Working with young people is rewarding, challenging and exciting, expecially as I witness and learn from the surprising discoveries they make through reading, writing and exploring a variety of media. Because reading effectively, thinking critically and communicating clearly are the keys to success in this increasingly information-driven world, I am dedicated to helping students find the author who speaks to them and also learn how to express themselves in new ways, develop hidden talents for public speaking and performing and learn to really listen. The best part is that the creativity of my students continues to inspire and motivate me each day!
The GHS English Department works hard to keep the curriculum relevant while making measurable improvement in literacy. I hope that the "best practices" we employ in our classsrooms enable all of our students to gain the literacy skills they will need to succeed. We are currently exploring literature and inquiry circles in our classrooms in the hope that this will benefit our students. In addition, if you happen by our school first thing in the morning and the halls are silent--you've just heard the sound of a very successful reading program--one that encourages our students to be lifelong readers. Sustained Silent Reading is practiced for 14 minutes each day and the benefits are enormous!
Our One Book: Glassboro summer reading program continues to be a great success. In September, we brought together over 75 students and community members for a discussion of Divergent by Veronica Roth. Free copies of this action-packed adventure story were distributed in July at the main office of the high school and hopefully we will continue this tradition next summer as well. Please check our website for the updates and feel free to suggest a title that you think our readers will enjoy. If you would like to become part of our committee, please contact me at the email address above before the process begins in early spring.