Until I feared to lose it, I did not love to read.
One does not love breathing.
- Scout Finch, from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
Welcome to ninth grade! I have taught 9th grade English at BJH for 19 years (!) now, which means I can quote significant chunks of Romeo and Juliet from memory. And while I sometimes find myself a little tired of Romeo and his rash choices, I can still find something new to appreciate about this - and every - piece of literature we read.
I am a graduate of the University of North Texas, and I taught for five years before finding my BJH home. In my spare time, I read (I know, how surprising!), spend time with my husband and two children (both of whom are teenagers attending HEB schools), and travel as much as possible.
I hope you are as excited as I am about journeying to ancient Greece with Odysseus, descending into humanity's dark side with Edgar Allan Poe, and growing up with Scout Finch - with plenty of poetry, short stories, and writing along the way.
Supplies needed for my classes:
- pens, pencils, paper
- a plastic folder with pockets and brads (to be used exclusively in English class; may be stored in the classroom)
- a pocket folder or section of a binder/accordion folder dedicated to English papers
- GT classes: a copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Optional, but helpful: a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, hand sanitizer, tissues (please, please!), extra packages of paper and pencils for the classroom