August 29th, 2014

Welcome to 7th grade language arts and AVID!


I am happy to spend my 15th year of teaching at Burley Middle School.  In Pennsylvania, I  received my Bachelor's degree in K-6 education and Master's degree as a reading specialist.  I also earned endorsements in middle school English, middle school social studies, and gifted education. I moved to Virginia to pursue a doctorate at UVA.  I am still taking classes toward that degree but missed the classroom - so here I am!  I have permanently relocated to the Charlottesville area.  When I am not hard at work at Burley, I enjoy my time at home with my husband, son, and very large, yellow lab.

MATERIALS NEEDED for Language Arts

  • 1 composition book (that marble kind)
  • 1 spiral one subject notebook
  • 2 pocket folders (one with prongs to hold paper, one just with pockets)
  • 1 pack of lined paper
  • 1 pack pencils
  • colored pencils
  • glue stick
  • a box of tissues for classroom donation
  • one large three-ring binder (2 inches or larger!)
  • one pack of tabbed dividers
  • one pencil bag that snaps into your binder


Hey Students!

Checkout "classroom calendar" and "useful links."  I will post due dates and relevant links on a regular basis.


Cash says:  "DO YOUR HOMEWORK!"