Students and Parents – I hope you find this website helpful over the course of your time in my class. I know that now more than ever we are all looking for faster, easier ways to access information, and hopefully you find the videos, podcasts, assignments and notes that will be available on this webpage useful. Should you have any questions or issues using the resources on my webpage, please feel free to email me.
At the top right hand corner of the webpage you will see icons that will lead you to my social media pages (YouTube, Google Plus, Twitter, etc) as well as an email icon. Additionally there is a magnifying glass you may use the search the site for the information or assignments that you are looking for.
The menu bar at the top of the page provides you with links to the ‘Home’ page, ‘About’ me, and then each of the courses I teach are listed in order. Simply find your class and click on the appropriate semester in the drop down menu to access all posts, videos and assignments. Remember – all posts will show up in chronological order, with the most recent first. If you’re having a hard time finding what you’re looking for, or simply don’t want to scroll through all the recent posts, simply click the magnifying glass in the top right hand corner to search the site.
The home page will always display a slideshow of the four most recent posts for all classes. Below that you’ll notice that each course appears in it’s own section, with the four most recent posts available to click on as well.
At the bottom of the homepage you’ll find additional information about Remind 101 sign up’s, how to contact me should you need to, and office hours.
About Mrs. Pierce:
I graduated from Harris County High School in 2005, and afterwards studied at The University of Georgia and Columbus State University with a degree in English Literature and a Masters in English Secondary Education. I’ve also studied Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, and English as a Second Language education. I am also certified to teach AP Language and Composition. I am very excited to have moved back to Harris County and have the opportunity to teach at the school district that shaped my love for learning as a young person, and continue serving my hometown community.
Though I love English Literature, I enjoy working with my students on rhetoric and composition the most – students will write, and write, and rewrite in my class! I believe the ability to speak and write well is the most important skill I can foster in my students – poetry and stories may enrich their lives, but being able to communicate with others will make their lives better. I am also very interested in providing my students with engaging assignments that utilize the latest technology – students will learn to be digital citizens in my class as well as skilled communicators. As a Harris County native I also hope to encourage a sense of civic duty and local pride in my students.
In addition to my love of teaching and the English language, I also run as small homestead here in Harris County. Students can expect to hear all about my gardening, farming, hunting, canning and goat milking adventures. I enjoy cycling, hiking on the Pine Mountain Trail, as well as knitting, painting, crewel embroidery and costuming.
I encourage students and parents to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or comments about class or the website – I encourage your feedback on ways to continuously improve this platform!