For Future Students & Parents

Class Norms & Expectations

My classroom objective is to instill in students a desire for strong families and communities, tolerance and openness to differing and multi-cultural perspectives, a commitment to life-long learning, and the belief that achievement is possible for every student. My classroom will be a tolerant space for all students, and we will focus on developing a respectful learning community of hard-working learners.

Each year, I plan to ask students to develop their own norms for their classroom. I want students to take responsibility for the atmosphere in their environment, and to have a voice in the operations of their class. Having a discussion on classroom climate and fairness early in the year is crucial to sparking dialogue regarding tolerance and civic responsibility throughout the year.

In addition to some student-created norms, my expectations for every class are the following:

  1. Every voice is valuable.
  2. All of us deserve courtesy, respect, and honor.
  3. We are reliable and trustworthy teammates.
  4. We lean in and work hard to achieve our goals.
  5. Even when it’s not fair, we will still bring our best.

Resources for Students

National Novel Writing Month

  • Love creative writing? Write your story this November.

Poetry Out Loud

  • Poetry slam– write, speak, and compete!

Quill: Grammar Practice

  • Practice grammar in our online classroom.

The College Board

  • Learn about Pre-AP, P-SATs, and SATs.

Career Outlook

  • Use these tools from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about future careers and fields.


Resources for Parents

Ken Robinson: Changing Educational Paradigms

  • To prepare your child for success as an adult in a changing world, teachers are beginning to adopt new educational strategies in the classroom.

Victory Tutorials

  • Free tutoring for AISD students through public libraries.

KidsHealth: Tips for Parents

  • How can you help your teen in school? Here are some tips.

Texas Education Agency

  • View state curricular standards, standardized testing information, and more.