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Hello! Welcome to 6th grade English! I am excited to be your teacher for this year. This will be a very exciting year full of writing, reading, literary projects, and grammar learning. Access this website to find homework, absent instructions, schedules, and occasional announcements. 
To contact me:
Phone Number: 408-335-2303
About Me:
I was born in Massachusetts but I grew up mainly in Palo Alto, close by. Prior to college, I really liked doing anything in school that involved creative writing, art, or photography. I have always loved reading books and writing poetry and stories. 
I went to college at UC Santa Cruz and majored in Psychology. After graduating, I worked at a school for kids with autism and other developmental disorders. There, I developed a passion for teaching, and decided to pursue teaching English, which has always been my favorite subject. 
I attended a Master's program in education at Santa Clara University and did my student teaching at Rancho Milpitas Middle School in Milpitas with 7th and 8th graders. This is my second year teaching at Fisher Middle School. I am very grateful to be a part of this inclusive and thoughtful community of learners and staff. 
This summer, I became engaged to my long-term boyfriend, so I will be spending some of my free time wedding planning! In addition, I enjoy yoga, cooking vegan meals, power lifting, traveling, and doing crafts (especially knitting!). From time to time, you may hear some traveling stories, as well as some of my stories about my best animal friend, Mazzy, who is my cat. I look forward to getting to know all of you!