Welcome Back!

Dear Madison Students and Families,

Welcome to English with Miss Lyons! My name is Brittany Lyons, and I will be your teacher this semester. I am from Virginia, but I am new to Madison and am very happy to be here. I am thrilled to join your community!

I love teaching and have known I wanted to teach since I was four years old! This is my ninth year, and I am so glad that it will be with you.

Below are the most important things you need to know in order to be successful in our class this year:


  1. I care about your success. I will do whatever I can to help you achieve your goals this year. However, they need to be YOUR goals. What are your goals?

  2. I do not accept failure. I believe every student can master every single SOL objective. I will work with you until you reach your goal, but you must try. Do you believe you can be successful?

  3. You must try your very best every day. I will do my best to meet you wherever you are. If you are struggling, but still trying, I will meet you in the struggle and we will work through it together. If something seems too easy, come and talk to me. If something seems too difficult, come talk to me. You can always tell me how you are feeling about this class. Will you try your best every day?

  4. My purpose for being here is to help YOU. If something I am doing is bothering you or you are not learning from me, I need you to tell me. If I am not helping you, I serve no purpose here. If I need to change something, and it is a reasonable request, I will. What do you want me to know so that I can help you? What do you need?
  1. We utilize technology in the classroom regularly. If you do not have a device, let me know, and I will make sure to check out extra laptops for your use during class.  School laptops will be available whenever devices are required. Do you have a device you can use for small things like googling? (I will still bring laptops when you need to type)

You can come by and talk to me about whatever you want to talk about anytime.

I’m looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you this year and maintaining open and positive communication with your families!


Miss Brittany Lyons
English Teacher
Madison County High School

(540) 948-3785 x4203