Learning Specialist: Civics/English 8
Educational AffiliationsCalifornia University Of Pennsylvania
I grew up in a rural town called Eighty-Four in Pennsylvania…home of the 84 Lumber company. Upon high school graduation, I attended California University of Pennsylvania. It was originally a state teacher’s college and as a university it continues to have the best Special Education and Technology Education programs in the entire state. I proudly graduated and earned my teaching degree in Special Education in 1993. From there I moved to the Winchester, VA area and began my teaching career at Grafton School in Berryville, VA. I remained there for three years. Grafton is a year-round private residential school for those students who have severe behavioral and or learning disabilities. Needless to say, it was a tremendous learning experience and one that I have greatly benefited from over the years. I then entered the public school system and spent my next four years of teaching at James Wood High School in Frederick County, VA. I taught grades 9-11 and taught a variety of subjects. Finally, in 2000, I applied to Loudoun County Public Schools and was welcomed into Harper Park Middle School. My final destination had been reached. From the faculty to the students/parents and then to the community…this school is awesome!
This year, in addition to teaching two of my own 8th grade English classes, I am also teaching Reading Strategies 8, and co-teaching English 8 with Ms. Fail during both Blocks 4 and 8. The two of us have a terrific working relationship, and I look forward to yet another exciting and successful year!
Course InformationParents and students can access class information (tests, quizzes, up-coming assignments/projects etc.) through SCHOOLOGY through LCPSGO.Schedule A1- English 8 B5- Readng Strategies A2- English 8 B6-Reading Strategies A3- Planning/CLT B7- Planning A4- English 8 w/Ms. Fail B8- Eglish 8w/Ms. FailVirtual Back To School and "Meet -n- Greet" video and slide presentation can be accessed here:Current GradesPlease Log into PHOENIX Contact Information Address:
701 Potomac Station Drive Leesburg, VA 20175