"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
-Pamela Vaull Starr
Parents and Students, welcome to my home page. I'm anticipating a productive and enjoyable year working with you. Please check your class page to find the course syllabus, the ongoing reading assignments, and the ongoing vocabulary assignments for this year. You will find class expectations, due dates, major projects and homework listed there as well.
The Summer Reading for incoming 9th grade ELA Honors students in August 2018 is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. It is suggested that you read it completely, prior to the first days of school, to familiarize yourself with the story plot and major characters. August 1-3 there will be an AP Bootcamp on our campus, to introduce you to Honors and AP expectations at high school. Plan to attend if possible. Details and information will be posted on the school website and in the campus main office this summer. Happy reading!
I'll be teaching 9th Grade Language Arts Honors for this 2018 - 2019 school year and one class of 11th Grade ELA. I'm also involved with our MSA honors program and I'm the coordinator for the fall WordFest to celebrate Language Arts.
Reading is my 'chocolate' and I've read too many great books to have one favorite. Some of the most memorable are: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Peony in Love by Lisa See, and most recently I enjoyed the Pulitzer Prize winning All The Light We Cannot See and Neil Gaiman's delightful The Graveyard Book.
Our classes are in room 571 and I'm available most days from 3:00 to 4:00 pm for students needing extra help and guidance or for parent conferencing. Please contact me in advance to schedule an appointment so that we don't miss each other; email is the best route for contact. email@example.com