About Your Teacher I am originally from Texas, but have lived in Colorado for 5 years. I have been married for 31 years, have 9 children and 8 grandchildren. Of the 9, I still have 2 at home. My son, Hunter, is a 11th Grader at Vista Ridge. My youngest daughter, Rachel, is an 8th Grader here at MRMS. This is my 13th year teaching, but this is my 3rd year teaching at Mountain Ridge Middle School. My degree is in both Middle School Math & Science and love to teach through hands on/experimentation.
For those of you in my math classes - Homework will be assigned M-Th, Fridays for tests/quizzes. Homework is your time to practice what we are learning in class. Homework will be graded as an effort grade. If all of the problems are complete, with ALL WORK SHOWN, the assignment will receive full credit. If only answers are written, with no work shown, no credit will be given. Homework assignments are due the next day. Late assignments will result in a grade reduction of 10% for every day that it is late, with a 50% being the stopping point. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get your missing assignments. Lunch is a great time to come in and get caught up.
Science homework is only assigned on the days that you don't get your work done in class. Join my classroom Remind if you haven't already. I send out updates that way so you always know whats going on.
Miss a Day?
It is important to be in class everyday, as it is so easy to fall behind. So, please come as much as possible. If you do miss, it is your responsibility to get your notes and assignments from me. You have 5 days to make up a test or quiz. If you miss homework or classwork, you will have one day for every day you were out to make it up. Do not assume that just because you were not in class that you are excused from the work that was done that day. You MUST make it up, but on your time! Again, bring your lunch into my room and get caught up!!