Welcome Students and Families!
It is a pleasure to return to teaching at North Whidbey Middle School! We believe at NWMS, we do everything with Cougar P.R.I.D.E. Our Cougars will be prepared to move up to the high school. They will be respectful of others, and demonstrate integrity in all they do. Through their determination, they will work hard to do their best. They will always express empathy by seeking to understand the feelings and perspectives of others. I am excited to be teaching both U.S. History and Leadership this year!
In U.S. History, we begin with the formation of European colonies, and follow the Americans quest for independence from Great Britain. Our first DBQ (Document Based Question) will be about the Declaration of Independence. Following the DBQ, we will take a journey into the revolutionary history of our country, followed by Western expansion, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, and finishing with Reconstruction. We focus on historical methods of inquiry, using primary sources to formulate an argument, and citing evidence to support one's position.
In Leadership, we focus on character education, and creating a positive culture at North Whidbey Middle School. We are all about showing our Cougar P.R.I.D.E. in all we do in order to lead by example.
I am looking forward to an amazing year!