Welcome to McLaughlin's Class!
I am very happy to have you in my class this year! This year I am teaching English 11, CSU Expository Writing 12, and Contemporary Literature 12. Please use the links to the left for more information about each course.
I am in Room B207 (second floor, main building)
I am available most days after school (until 5 pm) for help if you need it. Just let me know!
Donate to my classroom - tax deductable and many employers will match your donation!
A little about me:
I graduated from Wilcox High School, then attended Humboldt State University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in English with an emphasis in secondary education. I completed some additional coursework in technical writing and travel writing. I worked in the travel industry as a trainer for a few years before returning to school to complete my teaching credential in 1997. I began teaching English at Wilcox in 1998.
Over the years, I have taught many courses, including: Speech and Debate, English 9, English 10, English 11, Contemporary Literature, American Literature, Expository Writing 11 and 12, ELL Advanced, SDAIE 10, 11, and 12, and Creative Writing. I have a Technology certificate from UC Santa Cruz and completed the SCUSD Tech Academy. I also completed the AP Summer Institute.
At school, I am the advisor of the Black Student Union and I enjoy attending all sorts of sports events. I am the alumni coordinator for the Wilcox Alumni group, and I judge Homecoming and Fantastics every year.
When I am not grading or planning lessons, I keep myself busy volunteering at both of my daughters' schools and being a softball and dance mom. If I ever get free time, I enjoy reading, going to the spa, scrapbooking, sleeping, all kinds of crafts and do-it-yourself projects, and spending time with my daughters.