The Colt (newspaper), The Corral (yearbook) and In the Margins (literary magazine)
Number of years teaching
Most unusual item in/on your desk?
a rock painted like a ladybug complete with googly eyes
Favorite deadline snack?
Nicknames your students have given you?
Miller and Mom
Superpower you’d want as a teacher?
the ability to control time
Personal catchphrase or motto?
Ask for help and keep trying
What is the reason you love teaching journalism?
I love seeing the students get excited about a story, either when they finally find something they like to read about or when they find a story or beat they are really invested in.
Advice for other Advisers
To step back and let them try
What is the most important element to a successful program?
Training the students and then letting them lead
Describe your favorite lesson to teach.
I love teaching students how to use a really slow shutter speed so they can “write with light”. We go to the auditorium, turn off all the lights and they run around on stage spelling out their names, drawing stars and hearts, and just having fun. They think it is the neatest thing to know how to do.