I am a teacher of English 9-12, including experience in AP English Literature and AP English Language, with over 40 years of educational experience. I am fully credentialed in English and history in the state of California at the high school level, and I do also hold a Life Credential at the community college level in the same state. In 2008, I was selected by the Carlston Family Foundation as one of 6 outstanding teachers in the State of California and have been selected as teacher of the year at my last high school two times in the last 3 years. I believe in showing students the relevancy of disciplines when that relevancy is not as clear as it should be or is not clear at all, the importance of intellectual challenge, and the discovery that learning should and can be fun, a source of personal feelings of accomplishment and that it need not be routine or unconnected to the real day to day lives that they lead.
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