Editor's Note: The following blog is by Stacey Donaldson, an NBCT in Jackson, Miss. The views expressed are her own.
Stacey Donaldson is a lead teacher in Jackson Public School District. She taught various levels of language arts for 12 years and has supported 10th grade English teachers for the past four years. A broadcaster turned educator, Stacey has always believed in the power of making instruction real and relevant for learners. Donaldson was named Mississippi's Teacher of the Year in 2009. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.