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​​​​​​​​Homework Policy
Work is due at the beginning of class on the due date unless otherwise specified when the assignment is given.  If work is not turned in at this time it is considered late.  Late work will be accepted at 50% credit for 2 days.  After that time is is a zero.  
Classroom Expectations

To be successful, these are the things that you need to do every day.
1. Always do your best.
2. Ask questions if you don't understand.
3. Come prepared to learn and be open-minded.
4. Use class time wisely.
5. Turn in all work on time.

Classroom Rules
1. No food or drink except water.
2. Show everyone respect.
3. Do not interrupt other people.
4. Be seated when the bell rings.
5. Bring all materials with you to class.


A Little Bit About Me and My Philosophy of Education
I grew up in the small town of Fairfax, SD, and graduated from Bonesteel-Fairfax High School. While there I participated in almost every activity available to students. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I know that if I would have went to school in a larger town that I would not have had the opportunities and experiences that I did otherwise. I feel that the students of the Scotland School are lucky to be part of a small school and should take advantage of every opportunity that they can.  

After high school I attended South Dakota State University. I graduated from there in December 2007 and took a job as a teaching assistant at Deubrook High School for the spring of 2008 semester. In the fall of 2008 I started working at Scotland High School as the high school English teacher.  In the spring of 2011 I finished my Master's Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

My husband Joe and I currently live on a farm east of Scotland with our 4 year old son Lucas and our 3 year old son Riley.

I truly believe that all students can learn if they want to. The reason I take classes and read books about education is to continue to improve myself and my teaching abilities. I expect that same work ethic from my students. If a student is working hard and trying, I will not let them fail. I will do everything in my power to help them understand the material. I believe that education and hard work can take a person anywhere they want to go, but it is up to the student to choose to take advantage of the opportunity.