Phone: (540) 751-2500
Degrees and Certifications:
BS: Science, Technology & Intellectual Development Highly Qualified, Professional Teaching Certificates for Interdisciplinarey Studies, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies
I am very excited about being the new Algebra and Geometry teacher at Harmony Middle School. I have been an enthusiastic educator all my life. I have over 10 years experience as a high school and middle school mathematics teacher and over 35 years experience as a teacher, instructor and guide in Alaska. Teaching is not what I do; it is who I am.
While I have spent most of my adult life living in Alaska, I do have strong roots in Virginia. I graduated from Handley High School in Winchester and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I also attended graduate school at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
My life is one big adventure, and I enjoy lots of outdoor activities, including biking, canoeing, fly-fishing, mountaineering, skiing, swimming, traveling and, most of all, paragliding... I also ran my own paragliding school for 30 years.
The best ways to contact me are via Remind and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please understand that during the school day, I am actively working with students and may not be able to respond immediately. However, I will respond within 36 hours to emails. If you have a time-sensitive message, please call Harmony at (540) 751-2500. The secretaries will make sure that I get the message.
Schoology is our official online classroom. Everything you need is here: study guides, lesson plans, assignments, assessments, etc. If you are absent, or going on vacation, please check Schoology to stay up-to-date.
Phoenix (ParentVUE) is the official location to find your child’s grades and is the LCPS official gradebook. Once you are signed in, you can check your student's grades, as well as, other standardized test scores.
It is an honor and a pleasure to teach your child. Thank you!
Sincerely, Bruce Hamler