8th Grade LA/Lit
7th Grade Gifted LA/Lit
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Welcome! Many years ago I attended Highland Middle School (formally known as Highland Upper Grade Center). I grew up on Dawes Avenue. My choice to attend Illinois State University was based on its reputation as a school for teaching. It was a fortunate and proud day to return to Highland and teach with my former teachers. My early years of teaching were with the sixth grade team. My Master's Degree is from Northeastern in Gifted Education. There was a short stint at Butterfield in the Enrichment program. I've been part of the 8th grade team for nineteen years. All my former teachers have moved on, but I have the delight to call former students colleagues and friends. Exploring literature and analyzing language with middle school students never ceases to amaze me. 



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