Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts! I am super excited to be starting my third year at Pennington and my nineteenth year teaching for Prince William County. This is an important SOL year for reading and writing, so I will be doing everything possible to ready students for these assessments, but we will be working beyond these benchmarks as well, so that our Pennington students will be ready for the rigors of high school course work. I also serve as the middle school language arts department chair and will be sponsoring the Pennington Drama Club for a third year. We have a great community of readers and writers at Pennington, and I look forward to another successful year.