Meet Our Certified Writing Teachers

Mrs. Leslie

Mrs. Leslie

I earned a Bachelor of Education degree cum laude from The University of Miami with a specialization in secondary speech and drama and middle school English. My career began with ten years in the Miami-Dade Public Schools teaching in the classroom and working as a department chair. Following the birth of my daughter, for two years, I returned to the classroom as a substitute teacher. In 1997, I chose another career path when I began to work for The Miami Herald and then South Florida Sun-Sentinel writing many education-based and human interest stories. The education field once again called when, in 2004, I began to write and edit curriculum for an online education publishing company. I joined Time4Learning in January 2008 to assist in the development and creation of Time4Writing. As lead teacher, I train, assist, and manage our wonderful group of certified teachers. I love helping my students become better, stronger writers.

Ms. Nicole

Ms. Nicole

I was born into a family of educators who instilled in me a love of learning. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and my Master’s degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I taught in the Massachusetts public schools before staying home to raise my boys, now six and eight. We currently live near Boston where homophone games and writing stories about our day are the norm. I am pleased to pass my love of writing on to them as well.

I always loved working with students in the classroom and missed it while I was at home. I was thrilled to make the move to online learning at Time4Writing. Being able to let students work at a pace that is most comfortable to them helps to accommodate all learning styles. I love helping students gain independence with their work, and I take joy watching the bricks of their strong grammar foundation take form. Good grammar helps to make good writers, and I love making this process fun.


Ms. Alexandra

Ms. Alexandra

Hello, my name is Ms. Alexandra! I earned my Master’s of Education degree from the American College of Education and my Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Delaware in Elementary Teacher Education. I have certifications from the states of Delaware and New Jersey. In addition, I have a certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I have been teaching for nearly ten years in four different countries as well as online. In addition to being a proud Time4Writing teacher, I am also a professor of Academic Skills at ECPI University. Teaching a variety of students of all ages and disciplines has helped me discover that the joy of writing goes beyond language barriers and age restrictions. That’s why I think learning to write well is so important; it can be a great way to connect with all people! I am really looking forward to helping my Time4Writing students achieve all of their writing goals!


Ms. Burrows

Ms. Burrows

I have enjoyed reading and writing since childhood; I was that child who would come home with twenty books from the library, then read them in a few days! I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from Mary Washington University, and then spent ten years teaching in the school system in Brevard County, Florida. I earned my National Boards in English during my time in the school system, which deepened my love of teaching and working with children of all exceptionalities, from Aspergers to gifted. I have been teaching virtually for the last eight years, which has enabled me to home school my older son and stay at home with my younger daughter. I enjoy teaching online, as it gives me the chance to work with many students–one on one–to improve their understanding and love of the English language.


Mrs. Doss

Mrs. Doss

Hello! My name is Carrie Doss. I have fourteen years of teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels in both public and private school settings. I am also a certified School Library Media Specialist. I received my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English as well as my Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from LaGrange College. I recently earned my Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Library Media with a concentration in Instructional Technology from the University of West Georgia. From department head to curriculum designer and beyond, I have served in a variety of capacities while also working successfully with students from all levels and abilities. My husband and I are lifelong Georgia residents, and we have one daughter whom I am currently homeschooling. In true English teacher fashion, I am a devourer of books and an avid writer. Seeing students take pride in their hard work and accomplishments is what teaching is all about. Teaching and being a part of the learning process is the ultimate reward for any educator. I look forward to working with you as we help the learners of today become the writers and leaders of tomorrow.


Mrs. LaChance

Mrs. LaChance

I graduated from Belhaven University with a Bachelor of Science degree. After a seven-year teaching career, I came home to be with my first child. I have been homeschooling both of my children for the last eight years. I love teaching students how to “paint a picture for the mind” using words! Teaching online allows me the opportunity to do what I love. I am excited to continue teaching students with Time4Writing!


Mrs. Morrow

Mrs. Morrow

My name is Mrs. Concetta Morrow. People often ask me why I became a teacher, and my answer is because I love literature! I also enjoy sharing the appreciation of fine writing and reading with my students. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Elementary Education and from St. Leo University with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. For 20 years, I have worked in the public school system where I taught various grades levels. I hold certifications in Teaching English as a Second Language, Reading Endorsement, Educational Media grades K-12, and English grades 6-12. The challenge of teaching online is an exciting opportunity, and I am really looking forward to getting to know my students and their families.

Currently, I live in Ocala, Florida with my husband, who is a public school teacher, and our five boys, ranging in age from 5 to 21. On the weekends, we can be found on the football or soccer fields cheering on our sons! During my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming, bike riding, and watching cooking shows.


Mrs. Armanini

Mrs. Armanini

Hello, my name is Mrs. Armanini! Teaching is my passion. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University earning a Bachelor of Education degree with an ESOL Endorsement. During my time as a teacher, I taught general education students as well as students with learning challenges and special needs. Language Arts has always been my favorite subject in school. I was a shy student, so being able to express my thoughts on paper helped bring out my creativity. This is where I took my life experience as a child and was able to implement those skills in my classroom. Grammar/mechanics impacts the way we speak, write, and think. Being taught writing at a very young age will help build the life skills a child will use in their lives.

I am currently homeschooling my two children here in South Florida. I mentor the students and parents and provide important leadership in the home-centered education movement. I love guiding and supporting both students and parents. It’s rewarding for me to watch my students grow during the school year. It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, wholehearted, intellectual teacher who will make a positive influence on the students in Time4Writing!


Mrs. Rush

Mrs. Rush

Hello, my name is Sandra Rush. Currently, I live in Michigan with my husband, my children Bryce and Sienna, and my two cats. I enjoy reading, cooking/baking, the outdoors, sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. I have enjoyed reading and writing since childhood when I was introduced to a program called Young Authors and won awards for two consecutive years for best author and illustrator within my class.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Science and Language Arts from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 2005. I earned my Master of Arts in Reading Education from the University of South Florida in 2011. I have lived and taught in Michigan and Florida. In 2014, I started my career as a virtual teacher. I have taught students in all grade levels from all over the country since then. I love meeting new students and helping them grow to their highest potential. I believe that learning in a virtual environment provides students the opportunity to thrive and become confident learners. I look forward to partnering with you in education!


Mr. Ferguson

Mr. Ferguson

Hello, my name is Bill Ferguson. I live in Oklahoma with my wife, three children and dog, Annabelle. I enjoy reading, crossword puzzles, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. I also enjoy board games that I play with my kids. Occasionally, I study German by watching German television online. I was stationed in Bavaria for three years when I was in the army.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and History from the University of Memphis. After college, I worked as a newspaper reporter in Tennessee and Arkansas. Later, I earned my Master of Education degree and taught in public schools in the Tulsa area for 20 years. I taught English and math in special education, low income, and Indian education programs. My experience was evenly divided with 10 years teaching middle schoolers and 10 years teaching in high school. Recently, I have worked with students with disabilities on the college level. However, I continue to work with middle-school age students at my church.

I have always had a love for reading and writing. The two go hand-in-hand! Great writers are great readers. I look forward to working with you to help you improve your writing skills and to helping you discover the writer within you!


Mrs. Lundberg

Mrs. Lundberg

Hello, my name is Dayna Lundberg. I am a certified teacher in Michigan and California. In 2006, I graduated with a degree in Language Arts and began my teaching career in Michigan. I worked as an aide in a kindergarten classroom before teaching third grade for 5 years. In 2013, I earned my Master’s Degree through a virtual program; and it is there I fell in love with distance learning. During the past 6 years, I have had a vast career in virtual education. I have taught all grades Kindergarten through sixth, as well as worked directly with virtual K through 12 teachers providing instruction support to help them to improve their skills.

I believe in virtual learning, and I am very excited to help Time4Writing students build their skills and become more confident with their writing!


Ms. Susie

Ms. Susie

Hello, my name is Ms. Susie! I have eight years of education experience. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University and my Master of Arts in Organization Development from St. Edward’s University. I most recently completed two years in the Peace Corps where I taught English at a rural school in Samoa. My favorite thing about teaching is learning about my students and helping them discover new things. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I enjoy reading in my free time. I currently live in Dallas, Texas where I enjoy spending time with my family. I am excited to continue teaching with Time4Writing!


Mrs. Wang

Mrs. Wang

I love writing and reading. These passions are what prompted me to become an English teacher and tutor. I tutored in a university writing center during graduate school, and I knew that I was destined to be an English teacher. I taught for seven years at a local inner city school, and I learned so much about the practice of teaching during that time. However, at Time4Writing, I can solely focus on helping students become the best writers they can be.

As a child, I was an avid reader, and I learned about English grammar and writing through the authors I read. As I grew older, and began to understand the mechanics of English, I fell in love with my native language. English is bold in that it pulls from so many linguistic sources and has a flexibility and nuance that allows for fluidity, preciseness, and poetic expression.

It is also my understanding that writing is a powerful way to access agency; therefore, it is important that English teachers help students refine this skill. By working for Time4Writing, I will work tirelessly to provide opportunities for my students to blossom as academic writers.


Mrs. Kerr

Mrs. Kerr

My name is Courtney Kerr, and I am an educator at heart. I have 17 years of teaching experience. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Soon after graduating, I began my teaching career in a public school outside of Pittsburgh, PA where I taught social studies and English at the middle school level. While teaching, I earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. After moving to Delaware, I began teaching at a homeschool co-op where I taught middle school writing, high school English, and middle school art. My favorite part of teaching is experiencing those “lightbulb” moments with students when their hard work pays off and they conquer a difficult concept. That makes teaching worth it!


Mrs. Vanderpool

Mrs. Vanderpool

Hello, my name is Mary Vanderpool. When I was in second grade, I told my mother I wanted to be a teacher — a teacher who did not forget what it was like to be young. I have never lost that desire; I have taught in public, private, homeschool, and online settings for nearly 50 years. I received my Master’s and Bachelor of Education from the University of Mississippi. Over the years, I’ve been a special education teacher, college-level online instructor, homeschool teacher, writing coach, a personal tutor, and have taught all ages from grade 3 to adult. Although I recently retired from the classroom, I have not retired from teaching. Time4Writing provides the opportunity to continue doing what I love: teaching grammar, mechanics, and writing at all levels.


Ms. Dana

Ms. Dana

I earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Communicative Disorders, with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology, from the University of Mississippi. After working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in an elementary school, I came home to be with my firstborn child and years later began a career as a home educator. This led me on a 16 year journey that I have never regretted. While homeschooling, I taught writing classes for two multi-level elementary classes in an enrichment school program for two and a half years. Also, I independently taught several small groups of elementary and middle school students for four years.

I have had a love for writing since childhood. It has always been an innate part of who I am. I especially love to see children express themselves in writing in ways that are oftentimes difficult for them to verbally articulate. Even while working as a speech-language pathologist, I tried to incorporate the use of writing as a tool for goals, when applicable, that needed to be achieved. I am looking forward to helping students flourish and achieve their goals at Time4Writing.


Ms. Fairer

Ms. Fairer

Hello, I’m Ms. Fairer. My love for youth and teaching led me to a career in education. I earned my Bachelor of English degree from Indiana University and my teacher training certification from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a licensed English Language Arts teacher with the state of Indiana and have more than ten years of teaching experience covering all grade levels. My love for travel has granted me international exposure and observation of diverse European educational systems. I have been able to utilize this global knowledge in the classroom and reach students from various backgrounds. Along with teaching homeschool students, I am a published author. I have a passion for writing and enjoy helping students understand the value of words as they enhance their writing skills.

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