Welcome all students to the 2017 - 2018 school year!  Great things are in your future and I can not wait to help you discover them. I am excited to help "arm" the next world changers and to meet some additional members of my "Human Family!"

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."  ~ Nelson Mandela
Human Family

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.

The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I've sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I've seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I've not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

We love and lose in China,
we weep on England's moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we're the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.


~ Maya Angelou


Click this link and it will take you to a web page where you can hear the poem read by the author.









Added Friday, May 6, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS - A reminder all Crest High School students have FREE access to ACT review software located at: 


Use your student e-mail as the user id and ask me for the password. You may e-mail me and I will pass it along. I don't want to post it online!  Good Luck!

UNDERCLASSMEN: It is never to early to get started working toward the grade you will need to get into the college of your choice OR to Practice! Practice!! Practice!!!  This test matters to you and to your future plans.  BE PREPARED!! You CAN DO IT!!!!

Click WORKKEYS PRACTICE TESTS to access practice tests. They are also available in my INTERNET RESOURCES LINK on the menu to the left!  

2017- 2018 SAT Test Dates for this year: 
August 26                 March 10
October 7                 May 5
November 4             June 2
December 2

**Given at Crest ALL Dates

2017 - 2018 ACT Test Dates for this year:
September 9        February 10    July 14
October 28           April 14
December 9         June 9

** Given at Crest ALL Dates except June 9
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"Happiness is loving what you do and getting someone else to pay you to do it!" ~ Author Unknown

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Faces pressed at a window pane
Watching for someone to come again.
And I am the someone they want to see--
These are the joys life gives to me. 
So let me come home at night and rest
With those who know I have done my best;
Let my [husband] rejoice and my children smile, 
And know by their love that I'm worth while.
For this is conquest and world success--
A home where abideth happiness.  
~~~~~~~~Edgar A. Guest~~~~~~~

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My classroom is like our homes.  When students are away from me, please know that it is my face pressed at the window pane watching for them to come again to me.
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