Class Schedule

1st Hour 7:40 am - 8:33 am Study Skills
2nd Hour 8:37 am - 9:30 am Basic Geometry
3rd Hour 9:34 am - 10:27 am English Team
4th Hour 10:31 am - 11:24 am Plan Hour
5th Hour 11:58 am - 12:51 pm Fundamental Physics
6th Hour 12:55 pm - 1:47 pm Fundamental Study Skills
7th Hour 1:51 pm - 2:43 pm English

Teacher Biography

Welcome to the 2017/2018 school year!
This marks my 19th year of teaching at East Jackson Secondary School. I taught for East Jackson Adult Education for twelve years before joining the high school staff. I've enjoyed teaching in the Resource Room and in Teamed Classes with my general education colleagues.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities.
I've been living in this area with my family for the past 33 years. My two sons graduated from Lumen Christi High School, following in the footsteps of their father, Tim. I am a proud graduate of Quincy High School, but have become a Trojan over these last 31 years of service to East Jackson!
I am also the advisor for East Jackson's SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and have been in this capacity for 18-19 years. I enjoy spending time with these kids and helping them to reach their full potential as citizens in our community.
My mission is to develop students with active and creative minds, to establish a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and to have the courage to act on their beliefs. I stress the total development of each student: intellectual, social, emotional and physical.

GO TROJANS!

Classroom Notes

SADD Bowling Event

 

 

 

 

Fundamental Physics:

This class incorporates blended learning.  We use Google Classroom, Quizizz, Padlet, Quizlet, Kahoot, and Google Docs and Forms.  In addition, we use You-Tube and other educational movies to reinforce Physics concepts.  The students are becoming very adept at completing their on-line assignments and turning them in.

Study Skills:                                                                                                              

This hour is to be used to complete homework and get additional help from a resource  teacher and cooperative work with classmates.  Starting the first week all students must come with two or more assignments to work on and will use a school-provided student planner to keep track of assignments each day.  Daily grades are based on a ten point scale with students determining their own grade. Grade Scale is as follows:  2 points earned for working all hour, 2 points earned for quiet work, 2 points for filling in planner daily, 1 point for being on time and 1 point for cooperation with teacher.

English Class:  

Class will consist of journal writing, daily oral language exercises, literature, essay writing, and four short novels.

Geometry Class:

In this class we will learn a variety of skills including how to identify and measure angles, how to complete a proof, the use of axioms and postulates, use of the vertical angle theorem, how to identify transversals. and about parallel lines and skew lines.

Classroom Gallery

Video Gallery

Important Documents