Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Language Arts from Samford University and National Board Certification in 2010.
Angela Duke has been teaching for Jefferson County for twenty-five years. She taught English, Speech, and Creative Writing at Gardendale High School for ten years and has taught AP English , Advanced English, General English, and Speech at Shades Valley High School for the last fifteen years.
Her vision for her students is to prepare them to be successful in life. She wants her students to think critically and to produce writing that utilizes evidence and commentary to support an assertion. She desires for her students to make real-world connections to the texts read in class, so they can see thematic and universal relationships in the writing that can be applied to their own lives.
When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book, and knitting baby blankets for friends and for children in the foster care system.
1st block--Advanced English 12
2nd block--AP Literature 12
3A and 3B--AP Literature 12