Greetings, readers! If you’re interested in middle level education and reading, you’re in the right place! This year marks my lucky 13th year at my school; however, this will be my 15th year of teaching 7th grade language arts. Seventh graders can be a challenge, but they’re my favorite age group due to their great sense of humor and willingness to try. My students will tell you that I’m dramatic, sometimes funny, and always ready to challenge my students to be their best and find their voice. I’ve found through time that often times 7th graders are nervous to share their thoughts and opinions. So often their voices are small and quiet, but my greatest hope is that they will find their voice and be confident in their developing opinions.
In my life outside of school (yes, I do leave the school), I enjoy directing the high school musical, performing on stage, and being with my family. I have two young sons who keep me on my toes, and I am married to my best friend, Ryan, whom I met through theatre. I also enjoy reading young adult literature, especially novels about dystopian societies. My favorite novel of all time is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Ultimately, I hope this blog is a way for you, my students, to see me as a writer and reader, and that you will grow to see yourselves as readers and writers, too!
It’s going to be a great LUCKY 13th year!