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"There is absolutely no research correlation between success and family background, race, national origin, financial status or IQ. There is but one correlation with success, and that is ATTITUDE."

(The First Days of School by Harry Wong)

Help yourself be successful:

1.    Get to class on time and be an active participant every day. Listen, contribute, ask questions, make connections.
2.    Be respectful to yourself, to me and to other classmates.
3.    Be prepared. Bring your work, your books, your laptop.
4.    Use a calendar system like Google calendar to organize your assignments. Use the class website.
5.    Plan ahead. Force yourself not to procrastinate.
6.    Read the directions for assignments and ask for clarification. Use the class website.
7.    Use Team Tutorial to meet with teachers or get ahead.
8.    Choose a note-taking strategy for every class. Keep notes and review them weekly or daily.
9.    Challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
10.  READ- As much as you can. Always have a reading book with you.


A little about me:

I have been teaching for 24 years. I have a BA in English and an MA in Curriculum Development with an emphasis on Creative Arts. My joy in teaching is seeing students begin to believe in themselves and to see themselves as life long learners. I love reading, puzzles, movies and scrapbooking.

Quote Extra Credit (Standard Classes Only):

Quotes to Remember
Extra Credit: Write a one page (250 words) essay commenting on the meaning and importance of the quote and your personal connection to the quote.
Due by the end of the month. (5pts per month)


“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut


Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana 


It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


“Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”

Bruce Lee


Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the air,the earth, and you.

Langston Hughes