Welcome to Patton Junior High! I teach seventh grade English Language Arts, Digital Writing, Literacy Lab, and Study Skills. I am a military wife and mother of three girls who are in pre-k, first grade, and fourth grade. This is my sixth year of teaching and second year at Patton Junior High. I taught sixth grade in Texas after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in middle school education and a specialization in language arts and social studies. I decided to be a stay at home mom after the birth of my first daughter until last year when I came back to teaching. I am passionate about helping students improve as readers and writers, and I am currently pursuing my Master's degree at the University of Kansas to become a certified reading specialist. I am excited to start the school year!