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Subjects Taught
English I

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Memphis 1997
  • Master of Education from University of Mississippi 2000
  • Educational Specialist in Leadership from Arkansas State University 2014


Experience
  • 23rd year teaching in DeSoto County Schools
  • Taught 2nd grade for 2 years
  • Taught 4th grade for 3 years
  • Taught 6th grade English for 7 years
  • Librarian for 1 year
  • Taught English III for 1 year
  • Taught English II for a semester
  • Taught Accelerated English I and English I for 10 years
  • Taught ACT Prep for 2 years


Bio

Hi Everyone!

      My name is Angela Gregg, and I will be your child’s English I teacher. Not only am I a product of DeSoto County Schools but also a former Southaven Charger myself!  I firmly believe that we have the best school system in the state of Mississippi. This is my 23rd year of teaching, and I have taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade English, Accelerated English III, English, Accelerated English I, and English II. I have even been a librarian, but my favorite of all is 9th grade English!

      I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis, a Master of Education from Ole Miss, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. 

     I have two children, Drew and Anna Kate (AK).  Drew is 25, is an infantryman in the U.S. Army, and is currently stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, CO.  He, currently came back from a 6 month deployment to Afghanistan.  Anna Kate is 17 and headed to play middle infiield softball for Delta State University.  Yeah, I'm a little proud!  :)

 

     I wanted to give you an overview of the semester ahead so that you and your child will understand the high expectations I have for your child’s academic success. Because SHS is on the block schedule and the fact that this is an English course that will help your child pass next year's state test, I not only expect your child to work bell to bell during my class but also to complete all outside reading and writing assignments. The semester is primarily broken up into four 4-week units that focus on an essential question. For the majority of the units, the school will provide the extended text, but there may be one or two times that you will need to acquire the necessary reading via the public library, local bookstore, etc. Since SHS honors the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, I allow students to bring Kindles, Nooks, or any other electronic reading device for this.

 

     Even though each unit will focus on one essential question, the entire semester’s focus will be about heroes. We will discuss real life heroes as well as epic and tragic heroes. As we move into our first unit, our focus will be on the epic hero, Odysseus, in the Greek epic, The Odyssey. However, we will continue to pair the epic hero in Greek mythology to real life heroes from Hurricane Katrina by using nonfiction excerpts from Zeitoun and 1 Dead in Attic. We will then finish our semester study of heroes by focusing on the tragic hero in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. During this unit, your child will also be allowed to choose one contemporary young adult novel from a provided list to complete in literature circles. These novels will provide a connection between teen issues in 1500’s Shakespeare to today’s teen issues through contemporary literature that maintains the heroic journey focus.

 

     The best way to contact me is through email, and my email address is angela.gregg@dcsms.org. I also encourage you to sign up for my Remind 101 messages so that you will be informed about what is going on in class. I am extremely passionate about what I teach and the relationships I build with your children, and I am looking forward to another amazing year at SHS!

                                                                                      Sincerely,

                                                                                      Angela Gregg

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

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