Welcome to Black River Middle School!! I have been a Black River Pirate since I was 8 years old. Many of my family members from multiple generations attended Black River. I began my career as the Black River Preschool Teacher. I then moved to teaching Special Education in grades 3 and 4. I was then given the exciting opportunity to become the Director of Student Services and the Black River Preschool. After 5 years as an administrator I decided that I needed to be back in the classroom working directly with students. I am currently an Intervention Specialist for Language Arts in 7th and 8th grade. I am the Academic Challenge Team Co-Advisor as well as a Mentor Teacher to an Intervention Specialist at the high school. I love Black River and I love working with students. As an educator I am not only focused on improving students academically, but emotionally as well. Making connections with students and improving their social emotional well being is just as important as academics.
The 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts teams follow the Ohio State Standards from the Ohio Department of Education. My role is to support students in meeting the state standards and the classroom content.