I’m in my 20-somethingth year of teaching, and I’ve never been happier with my job or the school where I work! I’ve spent about a third of my career in high school, a third in elementary school, and a little bit more than a third in middle school. I can emphatically tell you that middle school is my sweet spot! I love the kids’ enthusiasm, the way they are finding out who they are, and even the drama that comes with middle school. My strong background in camp has allowed me the chance to spend time with kids outside of the classroom, and this is where I believe my love for middle schoolers began.
I believe learning happens in so many different ways. In my classes, I try to allow that to happen naturally. We will have many routines in order to grow some good habits for high school and beyond, but we will always be trying new ideas, so we’ll always be growing and thinking. It’s my hope that kids come home with something new and positive in their mind or heart every day.
I’m a big believer in communication. I encourage the students to communicate with each other, their teachers and their parents, and I would like to encourage parents to do the same. We are a village raising these kids, and I truly think we’ll have the best results if we all work together. Please feel free to contact me about anything. Please check my blog on a daily basis if you are a middle school student or parent.
Thank you for your support in this time of awesome possibilities and transition. I know we will have a great year as we not only welcome new members into the TMCS family, but as we strive to build a strong curricular foundation around Learning Through Expeditions and offer our student’s engaging learning experiences that promote life-long learning.