Courses: AP Language and Composition, 9th Grade English, 11th Grade English, British Literature
Education: Richmond Senior High School, Richmond, Indiana
B.S. in Fine Art (Visual Communication), University of Delaware
MEd in Secondary Education (English), Kutztown University
My first career after college was in advertising, as an Art Director, then a Copywriter, then a Creative Director, in NYC. You can see some of my work at theannlemon.com.
After about twenty years of traveling all over the world making ads, I began teaching at my alma mater, the University of Delaware, in 2005, which led me back to get a master's degree, which then led me to teaching freshman composition at RACC and Kutztown, which then led me here. I did my student teaching at Exeter Senior and Junior High Schools in the spring of 2010.
I love books, reading, writing, drawing, traveling, and the great outdoors - and teenagers. I have a wonderful native Berks Countian husband (Dane Burkhart). I'm a Boy Scout leader (Troop 241) and mom of a sixth grader at Governor Mifflin. This is my first year teaching at the high school level, and I really, really like it.