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Welcome to 6th grade English! This is going to be a great year full of writing, reading, and grammar learning! This website is your one-stop shop for all schedules, homework, resources, and announcements. Please feel free to contact me at any time at mverdoia@lgusd.org or at 408-335-2359.

About Me:
I spent my entire childhood in central Maryland. In college, I majored in English and Theatre Arts, and I spent many hours tutoring middle school students, performing children’s theatre, and volunteering as an ESL instructor for adults. After completing my college career at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, I decided to move to California.

I spent the years after college graduation in California, gradually moving up the coast, from Salinas to Monterey to Oakland. In each place I gained expertise working with students of all ages – kindergarten through eighth grade – and especially teaching literacy, creative writing, reading comprehension, and incorporating theatre into my teaching. I have experience working in multilingual communities and with diverse students and their families.

I enrolled in the credential/master’s program at the University of California, Davis; after finishing the multiple subject credential portion of the program, I taught English at St. Paul School to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. During my first year of teaching, I received my single subject credential in English and my Master’s Degree in Education.

I am recently married and a very happy dog owner. No doubt, you will hear lots of stories about my Border Collie puppy, Zoe. Outside of school, I enjoy being outside in any capacity – camping, hiking, traveling, swimming – you name it! I also enjoy theatre, photography and reading widely. Now that you know a bit about me, I look forward to learning more about your child!
 

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Period 4 Civil Rights Speech Schedule

Wednesday, 12/14
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Friday, 12/16
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Tim
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Maya
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Kailash
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Wednesday, 12/21
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Logan
Teagan
Ruby
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Tony
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Gianna
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Period 2 Civil Rights Speech Schedule

Wednesday, 12/14
Dominic
Callum
Jack
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Brady
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Friday, 12/16
Allison
David
Andrew Z.
Luchi
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Will
 
Wednesday ,12/21
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Andrew E.
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Period 5 Civil Rights Speech Schedule

Tuesday, 12/13
Justin
Alex O.
Daisy
Mia
Kaden
Julian
Jude
 
Thursday, 12/15
Alex E.
Tessa
Emily
Jerzy
Ekaterina
Ethan
Olivia
Jasmine
 
Tuesday, 12/20
Sophia T.
Parsa
Alex P.
Cooper
Ian
Keon
Sebastian
Datis
Preston
Sophie

Period 3 Civil Rights Pioneer Speech Schedule

Tuesday, 12/13
Hannah J.
Jackson
Amelie
Luka
Max
Aria
 
Thursday, 12/15
Shane
David H.
Keira
Hailey
Kyle
Ava
Anna
Nika
Oren
Victoria
Mia
Jordan
 
Tuesday, 12/20
Garrison
Martin
Ben
Daniel
Anya
David M.
Porter
Danica
Ethan
Abby

Period 1 Civil Rights Pioneer Speech Schedule

Tuesday, 12/13
Maddy R-O
Isla
Colin
Elle
Kaela
Harry
 
Thursday, 12/15
Alberto
Sadie
Jake
Katy
Kaiya
Ellyse
Megan
Faris
Rodrigo
 
Tuesday, 12/20
Devyn
Andrew
Annika
Eli
Nicolas
Joshua
Khuyen
Santiago
Madison
Mia
Trevor

Name
Mrs. Maggie Verdoia
Position
6th Grade English Teacher
Email
mverdoia@lgusd.org
Phone
408-335-2359
Other
Room R3