About Underwood...
Subject / Grade 8th grade Language Arts
Room: 707
Phone: 883-5551
Email: Underwood
"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
-- Frank A. Clark

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I am happy to have you in my class this year! We will have many adventures in language arts together and enjoy reading GREAT novels together. I'll do my very best to get your ready for high school. Get ready to have a fantastic year!

My Education and Professional Background

• University of Scranton – BS Elementary Education • University of Scranton – Med. Curriculum & Instruction Teaching Experience • Bogle Junior High – ELA and Read 180 Teacher (2006 – present) o Responsibilities and roles through the years: On-level and honors ELA teacher, Read 180 teacher, team leader, cheerleading coach, department chair, varsity club sponsor, Youth for Christ sponsor, IC faculty contact, Lit. Cadre representative, and all-around helpful person. • Ponce de Leon MS, Miami, FL (2000-2002) o Responsibilities: On-level and honors ELA teacher, cheerleading coach, ESSAC member, team lea

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in equity... not fairness. Equity means that everyone gets what they need to succeed. Fairness means we all get the same. Being equitable is far, far more important and leads to far more success than being fair. I also believe that all students can learn. I do my best to have all students show growth.

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