THINGS YOU NEED EVERYDAYblue or black penELA specific binder with 5 dividersnotebook paperall handouts and notescomposition book/journal (to be left in the classroom)
MY SCHEDULE1A/B - English III (meets every day)2A - teacher duty period2B - conference3A - English III3B - English III4A - conference4B - English I5A/B - English IYou are expected to read everything that is assigned by the assigned day. For major works, things like Cliff''s Notes are only acceptable as a supplement to actually reading. Most of what we read will be class wide, but you will have an opportunity each semester to choose your own novel (as long as it's approved by me!). I rarely assign "homework", but when I do, the expectation is that it will be completed. Remember, you must make academics your priority if you want to be successful.
Degrees and Certifications:
BBA Business Management - minor in English and Interior Design Texas Teacher Certification - Secondary English
About Ms. James
I was born and raised in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb north of Houston. After graduating from McCullough High School, I earned my BBA in Business Management with minors in English and Interior Design (I'm a bit of a chameleon!). I then earned my Texas Teaching Certification from Sam Houston State University.
I'm currently starting my 23 year as a high school English teacher. I've taught all level from 9th grade to 12th grade, as well as Academic Decathlon, PALS, and cheer.
This is my 4th year at Eastivew High School.
My son, Peyton, was a student at Forbes Middle School. I lost him in October of 2014, and have created the Kindness Matters campaign in his honor. The goal of Kindness Matters is to change the way young people interact with each other to create positive and loving relationships. I'm very proud of what it's become and I know this is Peyton's legacy.
I also have two crazy dogs, Chuck Norris Ninja Dog and Toby the Wonder Dog. In my spare time, I love to take photographs and travel. I would like to see all 50 states (I've been to 31) and visit Spain, Greece, France and Scotland (I've been to Mexico, Jamaica, England, Germany and Italy so far).
I'm excited to be a part of the EVHS family and look forward to lots of adventures and fun in English class!