Greetings Students, Parents, and Guardians,
My name is Jamie Smith, and I am honored to be your children's 8th-grade English, 12th-grade Honors English teacher, Speech and Communications teacher, or Journalism Teacher.
About me: I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from West Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Reading across the Curriculum from Walden University. With 22 years of experience in Burgettstown, three years in North Carolina, and one year as a substitute, I am happy to share my knowledge and love of English with my students.
Our Classroom: In English 8, we will focus on writing skills and encourage the love of reading through writing. In Honors 12, we will focus on Beowulf, Frankenstein, Hamlet, and many other texts to encourage the love of the analysis of literature. In Speech and Communications, we will focus on properly presenting ourselves when delivering a speech for many different reasons. While in Journalism, we will work to become published writers for our school Smore.
Connect with Me: I encourage open communication and value collaboration between parents, students, and myself. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone for any questions or concerns. Let's work together to ensure a successful and enriching academic journey.
Online Resources: Stay updated on class announcements, assignments, and important dates by visiting Google Guardian through Google Classroom. I will regularly update the Google Classroom with resources to support your child's learning and provide a seamless online experience.
Supplies: Students will benefit most from a binder for their assigned class with a folder for all paperwork.
Clubs: I am currently the sponsor for the National Junior Honor Society and the Co-Sponsor for the Prom.
I am excited about the opportunities this platform brings and am committed to making our classroom a space where each student can thrive.
Here's to a fantastic year of exploration, growth, and achievement!
Mrs. Jamie Smith
English 8, Honors 12, Speech/Communications, Journalism
Phone: 724-947-8100 ext 5208