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Booker T Washington Magnet HS
Class Information:
Room Number: 305D
Students per Class: 33
Class Description:
High school creative writing magnet program for students in grades 9-12 who qualify academically to be at the school. (2.5 GPA) The program covers skills ranging from composition to research to more traditional forms of creative writing like poetry and short stories.
creative writing teacher
We have a roomful of iMacs that are more than 7 years old, and the machines crash constantly while the students are writing. If it gets any worse, we'll be better off with nothing than with these machines. We need 20 new computer workstations. Our school system now requires that they are PCs, not Macs.
Personal Information:
About Me:
writer, editor, poet, teacher, and community organizer.
College and Degrees:
BA English from Auburn University Montgomery. Alt B teaching certificate earned at Alabama State University. Currently working on a Master of Liberal Arts at AUM.
National English Honor Society adviser. Film Club founder and adviser. Literary magazine adviser.
Favorite Books:
"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. "Blindness" by Jose Saramago. "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac.
Favorite Quotes:
"We are never ready for anything, but doing it makes us ready." from the movie, Sybil.
playing guitar and writing
Employment History:
Worked at small publishing house NewSouth Books from 2001-2003. Started teaching at BTW in 2003.
Why Do I Teach?:
Because I believe that writing is a leveling force in society.