Hello, Century 6th grade families,
I am so excited for the 2022-22 school year. I started teaching 6th-grade language arts at Century in 2018 I have been teaching since 2000. I think of language arts as a mindfulness exercise; reading is the inhale and writing the exhale. My favorite part of being a language arts teacher is reading books and texts that make me think differently about the world, myself, or the human condition. Your child will certainly feel my energy when we engage in the discovery of new literary experiences.
It is my hope that year is "more normal" than the past few years. I want you and your family to know that I look out for the whole child and work to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment. I promise that together, as a team, your child will experience literature and begin to analyze the themes and ideas necessary to build strong skills in critical thinking and connections to themselves.
This year will be different for me and my family as my oldest son will be going off to the University of Colorado in Boulder! We still have a 16-year-old high school junior at home. With my wife and I both being educators we have a view of education from both sides of the desk. I really try to treat my students the way I would want my own kids to be treated. I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year of growth and development.