Welcome to ELA 8

I am Mrs. DuClos.
Yolanda Renee Teresa Medina DuClos
Email me at:  yduclos@bisdmail.net 
    This past year is finally over and here comes summer.  Last year I was using a cane around this time and started the year off on a knee walker.  Glad to be free of that!

   I collect penguins and pastry recipes.  My birthday is September 23, 1959. I will be 57 this year. That would explain all my gray hair!  I really believe that my age is just a number because most of the time, I act like a kid.
   I love working with middle school kids. This year I will be starting my 29th year of teaching.  Whew!   That's a lot of kids throughout the year.
When I tell people that I teach middle school for a living they always say, "God Bless You!"  Hmmmm?  I wonder why? 
   I enjoy watching Longmire, The Mentalist, Monica the Medium and old black and white movies.  John Wayne's movie El Dorado is one of my favorites! One summer I visited John Wayne's birthplace and the year before that I visited the home of Stephen King!  Pretty Cool Stuff!
  I love Coca Cola, sea salted caramel corn and chocolate, but not at the same time. I am trying to eat a little better so Diet Coca Cola is better than no Coca Cola!
Stephen F. Austin State University B.F.A.
Brewer High School Graduate
White Settlement ISD
2001 Brewer Middle School Teacher of the Year WSISD
2001 WSISD Teacher of the Year
Burleson ISD
2015 September Teacher of the Month
2014 September Teacher of the Month
2014 Golden Bell Recipient
2014 Heroes Circle Recipient
2013 Heroes Circle Recipient
2012 November Teacher of the Month
2009 Golden Bell Recipient
2008-2009 Language Arts Department Chair
2009 November Teacher of the Month
2008 October Leader of the Pack
2006 December Teacher of the Month