7th & 8th Grade English
English instruction focuses on the four main communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Emphasis is placed on developing in-depth close reading skills, academic writing supported by textual evidence, and collaborative techniques.
I have the best job in the world--teaching young people and preparing them for their futures. In 1993, I began my teaching career, and I have taught at HJHS since 1999. In addition to earning an undergrad degree at ASU, I also received my M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction there. I have a wonderful husband, daughter, son-in-law, and three dogs who enrich my life in the most terrific ways.