Mrs. Schade - Information about me

I have been here at Sterling for 18 years.  I became a teacher after teaching a 55 year-old man to read as a volunteer literacy teacher through Macomb Literacy Partners.  I went back to school to become an English and Spanish teacher.  I continue to love reading and earned a Reading Specialist degree through Oakland University.  I have taught English, Spanish, Power Reading, and now ELA Builder IIA.  Every moment I teach is based on what my students need.  I truly love what I do.  My husband of 31 years, David, a now retired teacher, continues to inspire me.  We raise a dog, Oreo, and a cat, Rupert, who are very spoiled. We have numerous nieces and nephews who are a little less spoiled but equally loved. 

Contact Information:


Telephone: (586) 825-2700 ext 14512

Text me by joining REMIND

Links to join REMIND 

Spanish 1: 
OR SEND TEXT TO  81010 message: @schadespa1

ELA Builder IIA:          OR SEND TEXT TO 81010 message: @elabuilder


Spanish1 and Spanish II are designed to introduce the Spanish language as well as the Hispanic culture to students. Spanish I introduces the pronunciation and basic vocabulary to the students. They practice building their speaking, listening, and writing of the language every day.  While learning the mechanics of the language, they learn about the Hispanic culture and how they can connect to this new culture both linguistically and socially. Spanish II students continue to build on this foundation with more complex grammar concepts and a deeper analysis of the Hispanic Culture.  All teaching is in alignment with the Michigan World Languages Standards and Benchmarks.

ELA Builder IIA is a newer class specifically designed to address students who are struggling with content reading skills.  Students will develop and improve their comprehension skills through learned strategies to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information before, during and after reading.  Students will apply concrete strategies to decode, comprehend and retain informational text.  Specific strategies will be taught to improve comprehension when reading material across content areas.  For each level, students will read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently as reflected in the Common Core State Standards.