Degrees and Certifications:
BA English, Journalism Cognate, University of South Carolina MFA Creative Writing, Fiction Concentration, Queens University of Charlotte
I'm originally from Scotland and also lived in Ireland before moving to the United States. Before I became a high school teacher, I worked as a technical writer and editor, a magazine writer and editor, a teaching artist, and director of an arts education program.
In addition to teaching, I'm also a published author. My fiction and creative nonfiction are published in literary journals in the United States and in Great Britain. My novel, The Thorn Tree, released in 2014. I've also done a TED talk.
When I'm not reading, writing, or teaching, you can find me running or hiking trails, knitting, walking my dog, teaching or practicing yoga, or hanging out with one of my children (I have three) or grandchildren.
This year, I'm delighted to be teaching English 3CP, English 3H, Creative Writing, and Test Prep. You can find the syllabi for these classes in my Google Classroom, which is also where I'll be posting assignments and updates throughout the year.