A little bit about me
I am originally from Upstate New York but have lived in Lubbock for more than 24 years so I guess you can say I am a Texan at heart. I have three wonderful children--Kevin, Matthew and Meagan. Kevin graduated from Frenship High in 2011 and is now in the Air Force stationed in Georgia. Matthew is a junior at Frenship High. Meagan is a 6th grader at FMS (Yeah no more carpool!!!). I also have a dog named Buddy and 2 cats named Hope and Grace. When not busy with my children's crazy schedules, I try to make it to FMS sporting events. If you are involved in any of our activities here at FMS, then I will surely see you more throughout the year.
I am very excited to be teaching 8th grade Science. This is my 16th year to be teaching with 10 years in Lubbock and the last 6 years as a Frenship Tiger:):) I graduated from Texas Tech University with a B. S. degree in Animal Science and then went back to obtain my Post Bac in Education in 1998. I then obtained my Master's Degree in MultiDisciplinary Sciences at Texas Tech in 2008. I am truly passionate about Science and seeing my students learn and succeed.
Interesting facts about me are: I played the Clarinet in Junior High. I won the Beaumont Foundation Newton in Excellence Teaching Award last year. I love volunteering at my Church, hot tamales and playing Candy Crush.
Class Expectations and Information
1. Students should always come to class prepared for the day's activities. They should always have a folder, pencils, library book, and a positive attitude.
2. Late work will be accepted with the following conditions: if the assignment is turned in one day late the highest possible grade is a 70 and two or more days late the highest grade is a 50. Following an absence, students are expected to get their work from me. Students will have the number of days missed to make up the assignment(s) before they will be considered late.
3. Students may correct work that has a grade below a 70. The corrected assignment can be brought up to a 70 if everything was done correctly on the corrections. The parent must sign ALL corrections for credit.
I will be using Remind 101 to send out reminders for homework assignments, projects, and assessments. Remind 101 is a way for me to give parents information confidentially (via text)--I will not have access to your cell phone number or other information. More information will be provided soon as to how to set up your phone to receive these reminders.