8th Grade 2020-2021
Welcome to 8th Grade
My Educational Philosophy
I became a teacher to watch my students learn and grow to their full potential. Teaching in the upper grades is my passion. It is so amazing to see how much they grow, change, and ready themselves for the next steps in their educational careers throughout their 8th grade year. My goal first and foremost is to build and maintain good relationships with my students. One of my favorite quotes by Dr. Debbie Silver truly sums up my teaching philosophy:
"Students work hardest for teachers they like and respect. When I'm asked , "How do I
get the students to like and respect me?" my immediate response is
"Like and respect them first."
I hold my Bachelors of Education degree from Millersville University and I have been teaching in Catholic school for my entire career. This is my 18th year in the classroom. I have worked in many different grades and subject areas throughout my years, but I have been teaching in the upper grades for the past 9 years.
I have been happily married for 22 years and have 2 wonderful children. My son is a junior at Temple and my daughter is a senior at Conwell Egan Catholic. In my free time I love to spend time with my friends and family, sit by the ocean on the beach, and read at night to wind down.
Spring/Graduation pictures will take place on April 21. You can order one or both of the pictures. Forms were sent home for you.
I have also sent you a form to fill out all scholarship money that your son/daughter received to any high school they applied to. Please complete that no later than May 21. I realize you may not have all of the monetary awards yet, but as soon as you get them, please fill out the form. We want the students to all be recognized appropriately at graduation.
The end of the year is quickly approaching, I cannot believe how fast it is going. Be on the lookout for emails as the end of the year draws closer.