About

Sarah Krause
I am currently teaching sophomore and senior English in Hurricane, West Virginia. I have been a teacher for seven years, and I love talking and sharing with other educators. My hope, in part, with this website is to connect and collaborate with educators from all corners.

In working together, I believe we can create positive change in education. Technology, especially, is changing the world we live in and the students that fill our classrooms. If teachers and education do not evolve to meet the needs of this new kind of student, we will lose them before they even walk through our doors. We must strive to keep education relevant. Rather than waiting for change to seep into my classroom, I intend to be a catalyst for change. Now more than ever educators must find unique and innovative ways to engage students and offer them authentic learning opportunities. The work of this website is to explore and share ideas, resources, and tools that do exactly that. Our goal should not be to adapt to the future of education, but to usher it in.

Connect with me on Twitter @teachtwdchange

Or email me at sarah@evolutionizingeducation.com




Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • M.S. Educational and Instructional Leadership
    • West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, 2018
  • M.A. English, Composition and Rhetoric
    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2012
  • B.A. English
    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2010
  • B.A. Secondary Education
    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2010

Teaching Experience

  • Putnam County Schools, WV
    •  Hurricane High School (July 2016 – June 2019)
      • Senior English Dual Credit (through Marshall University)
      • Honors Sophomore English Language Arts
      • Sophomore English Language Arts
    • George Washington Middle School (July 2014 – June 2016)
      • Eighth Grade English Language Arts
  • Marshall University, WV
    • Advanced Composition (Fall 2012 – Spring 2014)
    • English Composition I (Fall 2011 – Spring 2014)
    • Skills for Composition (Spring 2013)
    • Summer Bridge Program (Summer 2012 and 2013)
    • Assistant Director of Marshall University Writing Center (2010 – 2011)

Areas of Expertise

  • Project Based Learning
  • Project Management
  • Technology Integration

Publications and Conferences

  • Website Developer, Publisher, and Writer. Evolutionizing Education: Website and Blog. www.evolutionizingeducation.com (2018—Present).
  • Website Developer, Publisher, and Writer. The Passion Project. www.msksroom88.weebly.com (2016—Present).
  • Contributing Writer. West Virginia Council of Teachers of English Blog. WV Chapter of NCTE. www.wvcte.com (2018—present).
  • Presenter. The Passion Project: Passion, Inquiry, and Innovation in the Classroom. West Virginia Council of Teachers of English Conference (2018).
  • Participant. WV Principals Leadership Conference (2017).
  • Participant. iPed Conference (2013).
  • Author. Literacy, Discourse, and Identity: The Working-Class Appalachian Woman Academic. Marshall University. M.A. Thesis (2012).

Professional Development

  • ELI Certificate. WV Center for Professional Development (May 2017).
  • WV Learns Courses. Various Certifications (2015-2016).
  • Critical Thinking Workshop. Marshall University (Spring 2014).
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Certification. Marshall University (Fall 2013).
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Retreat. Marshall University (Fall 2012).
  • Service Learning Course Certification. Marshall University (Spring 2012).
  • Advanced Service Learning Workshop. Marshall University (Fall 2011).

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia Council of Teachers of English. Member and Contributing Writer (2018—Present).
  • National Council of Teachers of English. Member (2016—Present).

School and Departmental Service

  • BASES Restructuring Committee (2018-2019)
  • Social Committee (2015-2016)
  • English Language Arts Textbook Committee (2014-2015)
  • Composition and Rhetoric Representative. Undergraduate Program Committee (2012-2013).

University Service

  • Participant. Developmental Education Efforts (2012-2013).
    • Collaborated with Academic Affairs, University College, Math Department, and English Department to better the approach toward Developmental Education on the University Campus.
    • Attended a Developmental Education presentation in Charleston, WV (Fall 2012).


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