Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
This will be my 6th year teaching at Danforth Junior High and 10th year teaching overall. What I love most about DJH is how truly dedicated all the administration, teachers, staff, and students are to making each and every day better than the one before.
I am from Brenham,Texas, where I attended Blinn College. I graduated from Texas State University (San Marcos), in December 2007, with a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. My teaching certificates are in the areas of Math 4-8, Generalist EC-6, Special Education EC-12, and ESL (Supplemental). I have taught students of all ages, from Pre-K through age 22.
I am a certified bowling coach for Special Olympics Texas, and a track/field Volunteer. WISD has an amazing, growing delegation of coaches, volunteers, athletes, families, and other supporters!
At home I have 3 dogs, Watson, Penny, and Lucy, and a cat, Bob. When I'm not teaching I enjoy cooking new recipes and watching TV. My favorite TV genres are cooking/food, crime/mystery, and medical shows.
**Please have the following supplies ready for the first day of school:
- Pencils and erasers
- Notebook paper
- 120 page (minimum) Spiral Notebook
- glue sticks (large size)
The following supplies are OPTIONAL, but you may want to have them for class:
- duct tape to reinforce spiral
- highlighters or colored pens/pencils for taking notes
- homework folder/agenda/calendar
- hand held pencil sharpener
- large pink eraser or cap erasers
- lead for mechanical pencils
Conference Period: 7th period (2:25-3:15)
Tutorials: Before school 7:30-7:55 AM or after school 3:15-3:45 PM
*Schedule for tutorials is posted on the classroom door.*
- Monday (AM and PM)
- Tuesday (PM only)
- Wednesday (AM green passes ONLY, and PM - no pass required for PM. No PM tutorials when teachers have faculty/department meetings)
- Thursday (AM only)
- Friday (AM and PM)
Students should start homework at home and can attend tutorials for clarification or reteach. Students are expected to work on academics during tutorials. Enter the room prepared, with all your materials, ready to work. Be sure to sign in using the QR Code!
AFTERNOON TUTORIALS- Let me know to expect you after school! Often there are meetings or teachers I need to see after school, and I may not be in my classroom. If I know to expect you, I will be there.
Read over the class syllabus. Check SKYWARD and Google Classroom regularly for additional class information, updates, and last minute memos.
It's going to be a fantastic year!