About Adrian Layne

Hello! I’m Adrian, a public school educator who teaches students in grades 9-12 in Louisville, Kentucky. I teach in a magnet program for students who are interested in careers in the field of k-12 education. I am in my seventeenth year of teaching and I absolutely love what I do every day. I am originally from Pikeville, a small town nestled in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English and Allied Language Arts and 7-12 teaching certificate from Western Kentucky University. My Master’s degree and Rank I were earned at University of Louisville. I am currently working on a second Master’s degree from Western Kentucky in Library Media Education. In my spare time I enjoy the company of family and friends, the beach, and volunteering with the Lupus Foundation of America. Giving to others and lifelong education are of utmost importance to me.

{Ask a Teacher} I'm an Assistant Principal But I Want to be Promoted!

Question #2- I’ve worked as an Assistant Principal for the past 10 years. I’ve worked in middle, high and elementary schools. I’ve gotten glowing evaluations, parents love me and my students adore me. The only problem is that I can’t get promoted to Principal. I think it’s because I’m not in the “clique” in the district [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:41:13+00:00 November 15th, 2012|Ask a Teacher, Elementary Classrooms|0 Comments

{Ask a Teacher} Help! I Need Materials for My Classroom!

Question #3 What’s a good way to find materials for my classroom? I teach high school social studies but the problem is that there are not enough books in the school for every student so I have to supplement. I mainly teach Government/American Civics. Can you find me some good sites to get activities, [...]

{Ask a Teacher} I Feel Like I'm Stuck In the Teaching Profession!

Question #4- I’m stuck. Literally stuck. This is my 12th year teaching and because of the pressure of kids passing tests, unruly students, privileged parents who are insanely rude to the teachers–I rarely want to come to work. I’ve considered quitting but ultimately my students will suffer. How can I get through this year [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:41:30+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Ask a Teacher, Featured, From the Front Lines|4 Comments

{Ask a Teacher} Help! I'm Overwhelmed!

Question #1- I’m a new teacher who happens to teach English to 6th graders in an urban school district. I’m overwhelmed with lesson planning, parent teacher conferences, delivering content that is interesting to the students, pacing them to finish novels and to “top it off” I don’t feel like I can ask for help [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:41:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Ask a Teacher|1 Comment

{Ask a Teacher} A Parent is Ruining My Reputation!

Are you an educator or parent who has a burning question that only a "seasoned teacher" would know the answer to? If so, look no further than "Ask a Teacher"! Every week we highlight one reader's question and answer it on our site. If you'd like  your question answered email us at info@theeducatorsroom.com!  Question: Three [...]