Generally, I go by my last name – Streed.
Taught English at Tenor High School, a small charter school for the past 4 years in Milwaukee, WI. Was able to have a lot of very cool experiences, including establishing a partnership with a local theater for students and collaborating with TFA and educators from 10 other Milwaukee schools to create an annual Youth Leadership Conference. Awarded High School Teacher of the Year by the Milwaukee Charter School Advocates this past May…woo hoo!
Next year, I will be teaching at Nicolet Union High School – 9 and 10 English.
Some of my favorite things include strong black coffee, a good read, soothing yoga practice, and daydreaming.
Some of my dislikes include pessimism, centipedes, and settling.
|About My Teaching||
Relationship building is the cornerstone of my practice. I believe that true educational success can only happen when their are sound paths of communication between all educational stakeholders – administrators, faculty, staff, families, communities, and of course – the kids themselves.
My experience at Tenor taught that there are many ways to help kids get to where they want to go. Innovation and a personalized approach should be used whenever possible to help kids achieve their goals.
So many times, people look at the discipline of English as rote and boring. I encourage the opposite approach – play and risk-taking! The study of English is all about empowerment – how do you use the tools of communication to understand and share your own messages? It should be fun, and you’ll make mistakes. But that’s okay – we’ll learn about the best way to approach a particular audience together.
I love my job!