Hi, I’m Kristen!
I’m a high school English teacher, proud English nerd, and the Teachers Pay Teachers author at Innovative English Instruction.
I’ve had the privilege of teaching a range of courses over my teaching career, including A.P. English Language and Composition, A.P. English Literature and Composition, Advanced Composition, Advanced Literature, Creative Writing, Adaptations of Great Books, and Mythology. A travel enthusiast, I infuse my lessons with artifacts from treks I make to the real and romanticized literary haunts of the world.
When I started teaching in 2010, I never could have imagined that my teaching journey would lead me to becoming a Teachers Pay Teachers author.
When I accepted a new teaching position two years ago, I had a toddler on one hip and a dozen new books to teach on the other. Knowing that I needed help with preparing lessons for my classes, I turned to TpT. The quality resources on TpT saved me so much time and effort that summer. And, as many TpT authors can relate, it also led to a suggestion from my husband: “You should sell your materials on Teachers Pay Teachers!”
I’m so grateful for TpT, not only for the experience of working alongside other teacher authors, but also for their great resources, which have enhanced my teaching.
Helping teachers bring engaging, unique English lessons to their students is my passion. I provide low-prep materials that I wish I had when I became a teacher. My resources are tried and tested in my own classroom and I love being able to share them with teachers like you. My store, Innovative English Instruction, features:
- Materials supporting advanced English courses
- AP & SAT prep that helps teachers scaffold their instruction at early high school levels
- Classic and contemporary materials for SAT/AP prep
- Digital resources
- Analytical tasks
- Creative writing
- Escape rooms
- Hands-on projects
- Literary classroom decor
I’m honored that you’ve stopped by my blog and look forward to connecting with you!