Ms. Nancy Coleman
Redwood Middle School
7th grade Core (Language Arts, Literature & Medieval History)
867 3042 x8123
Links to my syllabus and my Back to School Night slideshow (B2SN13.pptx) are at the bottom of the Homework page or the Ms. Coleman's Schedule page!
About The Teacher
I grew up in Chicago and received my bachelor's degree in psychology from the
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After working with children with
behavioral and emotional issues in a variety of settings in Illinois, I moved to
California and worked at Eastfield (now Eastfield Ming Quong).
I began teaching in the Saratoga School District in 1987 following completion of
the teaching credential program at Santa Clara University. In addition to teaching
7th grade for the past eight years, I have also taught 3rd and 4th grade and worked
in a variety of special assignments supporting teachers throughout the district.
My special interests in education include writing instruction and adolescent literature.
Along with teaching Core half time, I serve as one of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
Lead Teachers for Redwood. I just completed my Master's degree in gifted education at the University of Connecticut. I am a GATE certified teacher. Both of my sons graduated from SUSD schools.
Mission For The Class
- value the study of history and see the myriad connections between the past, present, and future
- love literature and become critical evaluators of what makes good literature
- see themselves as writers and discover new tools for their writer's toolboxes
- be a member of the crew, not just a passenger, as we create and maintain our learning community