Hi! I’m Rebecca, a current high school English teacher, University Composition teacher, and mom. A not-recent University of Michigan graduate, I am deeply loyal to my alma-mater where I graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in English Education. I began my career teaching high school English, attending Dartmouth’s graduate English program during the summer trimesters, and then eventually earned a dual-degree PhD in American Studies and Curriculum Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. I have been an Assistant Professor at a small liberal arts school as well. As a writing center director, I have extensive experience tutoring and teaching writing skills. In addition, I am a certified AP Literature teacher and my students consistently earn 4s and 5s on their exams. I really enjoy working with all different types of teenagers and helping them find a unique, direct, and personable voice to write college essays as well as other types of writing. In addition, I have decades of experience teaching writing and reading comprehension as well as teaching future-teachers how to teach these skills. On my off time, I play tennis, kayak, and “play” with the dog and my teenage children whenever they let me.


Education: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Undergrad Major: BA in English Language and Literature
Other Degrees/Minors: Masters in English Education at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, summer graduate course work in Literature and American Studies at Dartmouth College, Combined PhD in Curriculum Studies and American Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington

High School:

Class Rank: 9/376
Awards & Honors: Honors including top 10 in class, Chemistry student of the year, Musician of the year
Interests & Activities: Varsity Tennis Team, Flute in the city’s youth symphony orchestra and community band, and volunteer work with a Jewish Youth organization.
AP Exams: N/A, but in the AP Lit course I taught this year, 40 percent earned a 5, 40 percent earned a 4, and 20 percent earned a 3.


Other Awards: Dean’s Fellowship at Indiana University (full tuition and stipend scholarship); Vanderman Scholarship at Dartmouth College; School of Education Fellowship at University of Michigan.
Other Interests & Activities: Tennis, 10 years as President of the board for the non-profit organization, The Friendship Circle of Philadelphia, Director of High School Writing Center.
Location: Other

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