Mrs. Simpson

Language Arts Team

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Once school has started, please check the homepage of your English 1 course in Canvas for assignments, announcements, syllabus, office hours, and other general information.

Orientation Video for Virtual Students

TRADITIONAL In-Person Materials for English 1 (required by Monday, August 10th, 2020)

***According to CDC guidelines, students may not share classroom supplies with each other. Students will need to bring these supplies with them to class each day.***

  • - Mask or other Face Covering (REQUIRED)

  • - Charged iPad

  • - Student Agenda

  • - Earbuds or Headphones

  • - Post-It Notes

  • - 1 Folder with prongs and pockets

  • - Mead Composition Notebook (College ruled paper)

  • - Glue Sticks (at least 4)

  • - Safety Scissors

  • - Writing Materials (paper, pen/pencil, highlighter)

  • - Set of Colored Pencils

  • - Stylus (optional)

  • VIRTUAL Materials for English 1 (required by Thursday, August 6th, 2020)

  • - Charged iPad

  • - Earbuds/Headphones, functional iPad speakers, or Bluetooth speakers

  • - Functional iPad camera or webcam

  • - Reliable access to wifi at home

  • - Stylus (optional)

Donations are always welcome! 

Thank you in advance if you are able to help!

- Hand Sanitizer

- Tissues

- Disinfectant Wipes

- Paper Towels

- Glue Sticks

- Index Cards

- Sticky Notes

- Dry Erase Markers

- Pencils

Hello Wildcats, and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  This is my sixth year at McKeel and my thirteenth year working in education.  I earned my dual B.A. from Florida Southern College in 2007 in English: Creative Writing & British Literature and Secondary Education, and I earned my Master's in Ed. Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University in Spring 2016.  I am an avid reader and writer, and my goal is to help my students find their love of words!

My husband and I have a six-year-old daughter, a ten-month old baby boy, and a small herd of fuzzy creatures that we come home to every night.  My hobbies include baking, photography, reading, traveling, quilting, home improvement, drawing, gaming, spending time with my family, and hiking.   

I am very excited to be teaching 9th grade English this year, and we have so many fascinating subjects to cover!  This class focuses on writing, analysis, and creative thinking.  Email is the quickest way to reach me, and I am always happy to have a discussion with you and your family regarding our class. Here's to a great year full of fun, exploration, and learning! I look forward to working with you throughout the year!


"Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets." Leonardo Da Vinci 

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