I am an English teacher with eleven years of teaching experience— five of which as English department head for both my local school and entire school district—in the United States following the Pre-AP and AP English curriculum. My experience includes teaching standard seventh grade English for three years, and most recently teaching Pre-AP and AP English courses to students in their high school years. Prior to certification, I worked as an English Composition tutor and a preschool support teacher. I was trained at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education- English/Language Arts. Throughout the year, I continue my training in AP Summer Institutes and weekend training workshops while also using my extensive knowledge to facilitate professional development for English teachers in my school district.