My mission as a teacher is to value, nurture, and empower adolescents while teaching them the miracles of reading literature and the power of the written word. Modeling effective inquiry strategies is necessary for life-long learning. That is why I encourage students to ask questions about the subject matter as well as questions about the learning process. I will ask them to reflect about how they think and how they learn. Understanding ones own process often unlocks the door to success in learning. I love teaching, and I am looking forward to working with each and every student.