This will be my twelfth year teaching math at Brownsboro Junior High and my 35th overall year in education. This will be my fifth year as a full time math teacher, as I have chosen to retire from coaching. Last year 100% of my 8Math students passed the STAAR and 100% of my Algebra students not only passed the EOC test earning their high school credit, but they also each achieved level III (commended)! ...A magnificent achievement for which we can all be proud!... My expectations for my students this year are just as high!
I post a number of favorite quotes on my walls and door. One of my favorites is:

"It is not by our abilities that we learn who we truly are, but by our choices"

It is from the Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling.
So to all my students I say: Choose to be great!

Daily Schedule
1st 7:55-8:49 Algebra
2nd 8:53-9:47 8MATH
3rd 9:51-10:40 8MATH
4th 10:44-11:33 8MATH
 11:33-12:03  A Lunch
5th 12:07-12:56 Conference
6th 1:00-1:49 8MATH
7th 1:53-2:42 8MATH 
8th 2:46-3:35 8MATH
Tutorials: Every morning from 7:25 until 7:55; also the first 20 minutes of "A" lunch if the student needs the help and can find no other time; after school by appointment, please request the help at least 24 hours in advance