"Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter, but darker." - C.S. Lewis
This year all ECHS teachers are required to use Canvas. I will be learning that platform with your students, so please be patient as we navigate that transition together. Rather than have a lot of different places for you to find information, this page is all that you will see on this, my previous website. Please access Canvas for course details, etc. You can use this link for more information: CANVAS INFORMATION
Please know that I love my job. It's a calling and something in which I find true joy. The past year was filled with many dreadful realities and equally dreadful uncertainties. I imagine most of those feelings remain, made worse by the new unknowns surrounding this school year. I share them from my perspective, too. You have my word that I will do everything I possibly can to make this year what your student needs, and hopefully, something they enjoy. I know that this is not the way any of your 9th graders dreamed they would move into high school. We will find ways to make it meaningful and the rite of passage they deserve to experience.
I expect a lot from my students; I expect their best. I promise to give them, and you, the same from me. We may not always agree on what that looks like, but as long as we keep communicating, every week if not more frequently, we will make this happen and have a beautiful blend of learning and fun on the way. I will communicate primarily through email since I find that this is the least invasive for families. If you email me, I will reply within 24 hours but probably much, much sooner. This applies to weekends, as well, unless something unusual is happening. You can also reach me by phone during working hours via my contact information on the homepage for this site. Please let me know whenever you have questions, concerns, or even a suggestion regarding how we can better meet your student's needs.
Take care of yourselves and each other, dear Mariners. Be safe. Be well.
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