This is my first year at Skyline. I recently moved from the Branson, Mo. area where I taught Language Arts for eight years at Kirbyville Middle School. My primary interests within Language Arts instruction are seeing my students become published writers in both online and print media; seeking out contests that motivate and engage high school writers; providing authentic writing experiences; and incorporating a study of real-world events and issues into ELA instruction. I believe that I teach writing best when I write and publish regularly. I host a personal writing blog (marilynyung.wordpress.com) and a teaching blog (elabraveandtrue.com). I also write at Medium.com on education, parenting, and travel topics. In addition, I utilize Instagram to promote both blogs and my Medium writing.