Letter to Students and Parents
My name is Ms. King. I am the 11th Grade American teacher for the 2017 - 2018 school year. I am looking forward to an exciting time this year!
Our classroom theme is: "Open Your Mind to a World of Possibilities" What do you dream of becoming? How do you 'picture' yourself, others, the world? What do you see? How much of what you see do you believe shapes your perception of things, places and the people around you? Answers to those questions are as vast as they are personal. I challenge you to not only discover who you are, but decide who you want to be, and how that person will help make this world a better place.
Now, I’ll share a little about myself. I have been teaching High School English/Language Arts for the past 14 years. The first three years were in Orlando, Florida (it is truly the “City Beautiful”). Seven years after that have been in Fulton County at Westlake HS, Tri-Cities HS and Banneker HS. Currently, I teach at Maynard Jackson High -- Home of the Jaguars! I am an AP Language and AP Literature Certified instructor who enjoys using my expertise to advance the academic prowess of all my students.
To My Parents: A great educator once noted that, “students will rise to the level of expectations set for them.” I have extremely high expectations of all my students, and for that I will not apologize. I ask for your help with maintaining those expectations by checking with your son/daughter periodically to make sure that his/her work is being completed on time. I am available to help students during class, before school and after school. Beginning the week of September 11th, I will open afternoon tutorials on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45pm to 4:45pm.
In the coming weeks, please look for more information regarding how I plan to move the students forward to ensure their success on the American Literature Georgia Milestones, May 2018 and on the AP Language Exam, May 16th, 2018.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 678-337-1343 (Google Voice - call or text).