Welcome to GradingGirl! -The Tender Loving Critic ♥
Think you’re all the rave? Let Grading Girl give the grade!
Channeling my passion for writing, Grading Girl was originally created as a place for me to share my reviews and “give the grade” to those entertainment, lifestyle and literary experts I enjoy. It’s since evolved as a platform to share successes in the classroom along with pieces of my personal writing.
I’ve been writing almost as long as I’ve had these catchy initials and put my passions to good use when I became a high school National Board Certified English teacher, with Masters in Secondary Education and Educational Leadership along with endorsements in speech and reading. I received a 2010 Those Who Excel award for my efforts in initiating R.T.I. within my school district. Additionally, I serve as coordinator for my school’s Literacy Coach Mentor Program and sponsor our Writers Day. Never the same day twice, I have the best clients in the world – my students! They inspire me and remind me of my own daughter, a flourishing college student.
When not teaching, I can be found at one of my three health clubs (and counting!) as I crave exercise daily. My goal is to maintain fitness so that I may begin a new career in personal training and nutrition, once I retire from teaching years later. I’m constantly researching about exercise and foods we eat while trying very hard to practice what I preach.
Finally, I crave conversation and I’m so glad you’re here to share. Back during my 3rd year of teaching in Spring 2004, I presented and published my “Journaling the Novel in Cyberspace” project for Illinois Association of Teachers of English . . . before it was even considered “social” media. So check out a few random educational lessons I’ve created or discovered, grammar goofs, fitness/nutrition posts, or even a cardio playlist.