Hello Parents/Families/Community Partners,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 8th Grade ELA school year! I am very excited to start the new school year with a class full of new faces.  As an 8th grade school teacher, educating our next generation has not only been an honor, but has become a clear view of a true inner purpose for me.  It allows me to see the growth day by day of our next generation who are entrusted in my care.  Our kids are OUR future! I call my students my kids because in a year together they are not just students on m y class list, they become a part of my heart.  My mission as an educator is to mold our next generation into becoming coachable and teachable independent leaders who make an impact in this world for the better of THEIR next generation by appreciating their greatest gift first…their body.  I want them to know that it takes a level of self love, of dedication, and determination to live their greatest life.  I want them to look at every area of their life and ask themselves these questions: Am I growing mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually starting from within out?  Am I living each day through the supreme expression if life…LOVE?  Anything that is blocking that, anything that is preventing them from living a 360 degree pure optimal level of greatness, I want them to make the tough decision to let it go and JUST KEEP GOING!