Mrs. Shreve

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

You may reach me during my conference hour (2:40 to 3:30 daily) at 817-788-3101 or via e-mail: beatriceshreve@hebisd.edu