Mr. Michael Monclova - 8th ELA & Spanish



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Mr. Michael Monclova - 8th ELA & Spanish

Phone: (512)943-5090 X6963  E-mail:


    Michael Monclova, M. Ed.

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    Benold Middle School

    6th Grade English Language Arts (Including Pre-AP)
    Phone: 943-5090 + Extension 6963.


    My Education & Teaching Background
    By way of introduction, my Bachelor of Art degrees are in Classical Literature, Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  I was a pastor and served within the scope of private education for many years.  (As many already know, benefits in private schools leave much to be desired.)
    Seven years ago, I decided it was time to pursue my passion for teaching on a full-time basis in the public schools arena.  I pursued and obtained an M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.  For a short period of time, I served as a substitute teacher in Leander I.S.D. and supplemented my income as a barista at Starbucks!  I soon began working at Forbes Middle School where I helped with Content Mastery, Inclusion, and SPED.  In October of 2012, I began working here at Benold Middle School as a full-time classroom teacher. 
    Over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed teaching students with many different needs (from gifted and talented to special needs) in many different settings.  I am certified in English Language Arts (4-12) and Spanish (K-12).
    Class/Course Information
    Mr. Monclova teaches 8th grade English Language Arts and Spanish I (High School Credit Course).   Please check classroom portals regularly for lesson plans and any other information that will be posted.  Information is checked and changed periodically.
    Classroom Goals: 
    Goals for both of my classes include the following:
    • To help each students reach the fullness of their academic potential.
    • To empower students to take responsibility and ownership for their work.
    • To help students be more confident in the learning process.

    Classroom Rules:

    • Be courteous and respectful to others.
    • Be alert, positive, and enthusiastic to learn.
    • Be seated and start working quietly before the bell rings.
    • Come to class prepared with all necessary materials.
    • Follow all school rules.

    Consequences when Classroom Rules are NOT followed:

    Infraction 1   A warning is issued to the student.
    Infraction 2   A warning is issued and Mr. Monclova has an individual conversation with the student.
    Infraction 3   A warning is issued and Mr. Monclova will call parents.
    Infraction 4   Parents will be notified and an office referral will be issued.

    Mr. Monclova's Schedule*

    Period 1   Department Meetings
    Period 2   Spanish I
    Period 3   8th Grade English Language Arts
    Period 4   8th Grade English Language Arts
    Period 5   8th Grade English Language Arts
    Period 6   Conference Period 
    Period 7   Spanish I 
    *Mr. Monclova is glad to be available for student tutorials on most school days, starting at 8 a.m.