Topaz Team


We are your eighth grade team of teachers. We will help you to accomplish your goals for the 2020-21 school year. Hopefully, along the way, we will prepare you to enter and succeed in Highlands High School.


We believe that every student can learn and achieve. Success should be measured in many different ways though. Each students learns differently. "Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein


Learning should be influenced by oneself, teachers, family, and community. It is not a solo task to be completed. After all, "It takes a village to raise a child." - Old African proverb.

If nothing else, this year promises to be different.