I am so glad to be teaching 8th grade literature again this year! I had taken a break from teaching to raise my three boys. Now that they are older, I am able to spend time in the classroom again. My boys have been through St. Thomas and have experienced the stress of culminating. I understand the various activities and academic obligations that this year includes. I thoroughly enjoy 8th graders because of their insight and enthusiasm. I am looking forward to exploring all the places that literature takes us and getting familiar with characters that can teach us so much about ourselves. More importantly, I am eager to relate all of our classroom concepts to our spiritual life through our catholic faith. I want the students to know that God is alive and well inside of them!