Ms. Baine

Language Arts Team

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Hey Wildcats!  Welcome to middle school at McKeel Academy. We are going to have a lot of fun this year. 

I'm Mrs. Baine. This is my 23rd year serving in the field of Education - I have served in the classroom and in administration in local public schools and on university campuses. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, English and Secondary Education from Florida Southern College, and my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership & Administration from North Carolina State University. I am proud to be born and raised in North Lakeland as a 3rd generation Polk County girl. When I'm not on campus, I spend my time with my hardworking husband and 3 active kiddos on our farm in North Lakeland. 

I am looking forward to getting to know our 7th grade students and families and welcoming you to middle school at McKeel. In Language Arts this year, we will be expanding our proficiency in reading, writing, public speaking, and communication.  Students will develop an understanding of literary terminology, essay writing, and speaking skills, while examining various forms of literature. We will read Lost in the River of Grass, a true coming-of-age survival story set in the Florida Everglades, during the Fall semester and will read the classic novel, The Outsiders, during the Spring semester. Paper and digital copies of the books will be provided to you. 

Once school has started, check our Language Arts Canvas homepage for assignments, announcements, class syllabus, office hours and other details about our class.  Email is the quickest way to reach me - Reach out anytime! 

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