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Welcome to 8th grade!!! This is my 24th year of teaching English and my 14th year at Gentry Middle School. I am originally from South Dakota and have taught a variety of secondary grade levels in South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri. I obtained my degrees in Secondary Education and English at Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD and earned my Master's at William Woods University.I have been married for 27 years, have four children, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren.In my spare time I enjoy reading anything that I can get my hands on. I especially enjoy young adult fiction.