I'm the 7th grade English language arts teacher and yearbook adviser at The Museum School of Avondale Estates.
Prior to teaching at TMS, I taught 9th through 12th grade students and advised the yearbook staff at Dunwoody High School.
Though I've lived in large cities like Atlanta and New York City, I grew up in the fruitcake capital of the world -- Claxton, Georgia -- and first attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. I met my husband, Brian, in 2004 while studying anthropology at Georgia State University. I specialized in education, and my husband specialized in public health. He's now an epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society.
We got married in the summer of 2010, adopted a labradoodle named Chloe in February 2011, added a daughter named Margot to the family in September 2014, and adopted a lab named Ripley in August 2016. We love to spend our time talking about books and the stars.
Social Media Use
This year, I'm expanding my use of online media to include Twitter and Instagram. My goal is to create enthusiasm about reading and writing in a space where students ALREADY read and write.
Parents and students may follow me for updates but this isn't a requirement. I'll be posting assignment information and requirements under each course's "Weekly Plans" on my weebly site (yay, you're already here!) and on Edmodo.
Further, I'll be following my hashtags, not parents or students' personal feeds to preserve privacy.
So what can you expect? I'll be posting book reviews and grammar practice using the handle @dtaborcarter and the following hashtags:
MAIL: 923 Forrest Blvd., Decatur, GA 30030
7:45-8:00 -- Arrival
8:00-8:25 -- Advisory
8:30-9:30 -- Planning
9:35-10:20 -- Yearbook
10:25-11:10 -- Planning
11:15-12:10 -- ELA* (Team B)
12:15-1:10 -- ELA* (Team C) co-taught with Mrs. A. Beebe
1:13-1:38 -- Lunch
1:45-1:55 -- Recess
2:00-2:55 -- ELA* (Team A) co-taught with Ms. J. Cesarone
3:00-3:15 -- Closing Meeting
*Library Day - Wednesday
Gifted Certification - 2012 - Dekalb County School District Gifted Endorsement Program
M.A.T. + T5 teaching certification in Reading, Language, and Literacy Education with a Reading Endorsement - 2009 - Georgia State University
M.A. in Anthropology - 2006 - Georgia State University
B.A. in Anthropology with a Minor in History - 2004 - Georgia Southern University
Journalism Education Association (JEA)
National Council of Teacher of English (NCTE)
Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)
Birthday - August 25
Favorite Food - Chocolate
Favorite Drink - Coffee with cream, no sugar
Favorite Authors - David Sedaris, John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver
Hobbies - reading, gardening, making music, spending time with family
State of Georgia Teaching Certifications - English (6-12), History (6-12), Political Science (6-12), ESOL (P-12), Reading (P-12), and Gifted (In-Field)
National Teaching Certifications - Certified Journalism Educator through JEA
Years of Teaching Experience - Ninth
Years at The Museum School - Second
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