I have been a secondary English teacher for several years, and enjoy literature, writing, and technology. MERLOT helps me blend these interests into one concise package. <br/><br/>I teach classes in American literature, creative writing, genre study (short story), and have taught classes in a variety of other subjects including computer applications, psychology, sociology, speech, and journalism. I have presented at state-wide English conferences, and attended the national NCTE conference in 2005. Summer 2006 will find me teaching university level workshops on "Improving Student Writing with Technology" and working on my Masters thesis. <br/><br/>I have a B.S. in English with a concentration in creative writing (1998), and I almost have a Graduate Degree in English with a concentration in creative writing (2006). I hope to begin my doctoral studies in education in the fall of 2006.