Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are going to have a GREAT year in English! Please feel free to browse this webpage. You will find links to the syllabus and assignments, the GMS home page, and any other helpful resources below!
Meet Mrs. Diss
Hi everyone! I am so glad that I get to be a Gildersleeve Seahawk this year! My journey has been a crazy one, so I'll try to keep it short. ;)
I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and after I graduated high school, I went to Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado to study Secondary Education in English, History, and Physical Education. I graduated with my bachelor's in December of 2011 and got my first teaching job in January of 2012. After that semester, I moved back home to Albuquerque and started teaching at Sandia High School teaching 9th grade English and Yearbook. In 2014, my husband joined the navy, so I moved out to Charleston, South Carolina to join him. I taught Drama at Goose Creek High School for a year and a half; then we moved AGAIN to Newport News! I taught at Bethel High School in Hampton from January 2016-June 2016, and then took a year off to have my beautiful baby girl. Now, I'm back and so excited to be here at GMS with all of you!
Now that all of that boring stuff is out of the way, here's some fun stuff about me: I have a daughter, Petra, who is the reason I get up in the morning! I have a golden retriever, Rus, and a cat, Ygritte. My favorite color is orange, which makes sense because I am a HUGE Denver Broncos fan! My hobby is photography, I am a Disney fanatic (and that includes Marvel and Star Wars), and Harry Potter is such a big part of my life that my daughter's nursery is Harry Potter themed! I love pizza and ice cream, and my guilty pleasure food is Coca Cola!
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!! It's going to be a great year!
Sea Otter Schedule
Dates to remember
First Notebook Check: September 22nd, 2017
Picture Day: September 25th, 2017
Back to School Night: September 26, 2017
First Book Report: September 29th, 2017