Welcome to our English and History classes. I am extremely excited about this up-coming school year and believe that we will achieve great things. I've been teaching for the past 15 years, and the last 10 years at Holmes Middle School. I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing students and families and have seen tremendous growth from each student. As an English/History teacher I have high expectations from each of my students; from their behavior as well as their level of performance or work that they produce. Remember, students at Holmes Middle School are expected to meet the rigorous curriculum designed for each class. I believe that if students dedicate and apply themselves to working at their highest potential, they will meet or exceed those expectations. Dedication and sincere efforts are the key to success.