Teaching Experience

English Language Arts Teacher, Peachtree Ridge High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Beginning January 2024, I began a role teaching English Language Arts with Peachtree Ridge High School in Gwinnett County Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the nation. I will be teaching Multicultural Literature and Composition to three periods of high school seniors.

Instructor-of-Record, Department of Religion, University of Georgia

Graduate students in the Religion Department at UGA often teach introductory courses as part of gaining teaching experience before applying for their next program or entering the job market. Potential courses include: "Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam", "Introduction to the Religions of India, China, and Japan", and "Introduction to Religious Thought". In special instances, graduate students may also teach upper-level courses.


Courses Taught:

RELI 4600 Syllabus.pdf
RELI 1003 Syllabus.pdf

Teaching Assistant, Writing Intensive Program, University of Georgia

Through this program, I assisted professors in the Religion Department at UGA in writing intensive courses to help improve student writing. The Writing Intensive Program focuses on developing writing practices to better learn the material, teaching students to write as a process, and transferring basic writing skills to the standards of various disciplines. The goal is not to act as an editor, but rather to help students develop their arguments and better convey their thoughts through writing. I served in this program from August 2018 – May 2020.

See a blog post I wrote about my first year with the Writing Intensive Program.


Courses Assisted:

Colloquy Leader, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

This program invited students who performed well when taking a course to return the following year and serve as a colloquy leader for a new group of students. Since much of the class was a large lecture hall, we had weekly breakout groups led by former students to give more individualized attention. To hold the role, one had to receive an A in the course and be recommended by their colloquy leader. I completed the program as part of my Professional Development, gaining practice in teaching theological studies and completely a short paper on the use of technology in the classroom. I was a leader for HC 501: The History of Early Christian Thought with Dr. Philip Reynolds (Fall 2017)


Substitute Teacher, Gwinnett County Public Schools

To gain early experience working with students in a classroom setting, from September 2016 – May 2017, I worked as a substitute teacher with my local school district. This was a formative experience in terms of learning classroom management, practice engaging with students, and gaining experience with public speaking, especially offering clear instructions to guide learning.