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Welcome to 8th grade Language Arts!

This year will be focused on sharpening your reading and writing skills for the next step: high school. Although the journey involves some serious hard work, I believe we can also have fun on the way. Most of all, I want you to continue to see life from a fresh perspective, both in what you read and what you write. Don't hesitate to ask questions. Your success is my success. 

This is my 7th year at Cedar Valley, and my 17th overall as an educator. I was born and raised in England, then moved to the United States in 1999. I have also lived in California and Arizona. I have two daughters, aged 8 and 13, who are my dearest treasure. 

Interests include writing drama (for stage or screen), reading (of course!), and chess (join chess club!).