Phone: (951) 696-1410 ext.4526
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University, California Teaching Credential from Chapman University, Gifted and Talented Education Certificate from University of California Riverside, Masters Degree in Teaching from National University, National Board Certified Teacher
Welcome to Thompson Middle School! Leonardo Da Vinci once said, "Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in." That is so true, and the reason I aim to instill a love for literature as well as the desire to learn in my students.
In my 6th grade Language Arts/Social Studies classes, students will read a range of challenging books, articles, and texts, and demonstrate their understanding of the curriculum through Participation Assignments (i.e. answering questions and contributing to class discussions orally and in online discussion boards), Formative Assessment Assignments (i.e. completing written assignments and projects), and Performance Assessment Assignments (i.e. tests, quizzes, and performance-based assessments). Students will continue to work on their communication skills and use of appropriate language, sentence structure, and organization of ideas while using the A.C.E.S Writing Strategy. They will also integrate information from different sources and respond to challenging content through written interpretation and analysis. I know entering middle school sounds difficult - change always is - but you will be surprised how quickly students will adapt. Students will be encouraged to tap into their various learning styles to enhance their learning and have fun in the process!
For more information about what to expect with the California State Standards, daily homework and class assignments, classroom policies, and specific resources for Language Arts and Social Studies, please visit my Canvas Home pages.
I look forward to a great year! Questions? Email me!