Ms. Hargraves’ English 12 Honors Class

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About Me November 18, 2007

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Who am I? 

I am an English teacher at Wayne Early/Middle College High School, a new high school located in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  I teach English I Honors and English IV Honors in addition to courses for Wayne Community College (ENG 111, 114, 231, and 232).  This is my second year at WEMCHS, and I love working here!  My current professional interests include blogging, podcasting, and game creation in the secondary English classroom as well as online instruction techniques and curriculum development.  I have plans of pursuing a PhD in English Education… one day

What is my background?

I have over nine years of experience teaching high school and community college English.  Before coming to Wayne County, I worked at Kinston High School and Lenoir Community College.  I am a National Board Certified teacher, and I completed both the BS and MAEd degrees in English Education from East Carolina University, where I was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow.  Though I am originally from east Texas, I grew up in Jacksonville, NC, graduating as valedictorian from Southwest High School in 1995. 

What else? 

I love orange cats.  The cat you see in the picture above is Tangie-Cat, who was a gift from one of my students about six years ago.  Tangie is definitely my #1 buddy!  I am also a big fan of Diet Pepsi, chocolate, scary movies, snow-skiing, and boating.  I can’t dance or play sports very well, but I have hopes of one day running a marathon.  Right now, my wonderful boyfriend, Pete, is teaching me how to throw and catch a football.  Pete is in the Air Force, currently deployed to the Middle East, and I miss him so much. 

Links

Wayne Early/Middle College High School: http://wcps960.schoolwires.com/490/site/default.asp

Wayne Community College: http://www.waynecc.edu/

East Carolina University: http://www.ecu.edu/

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program: http://www.teachingfellows.org/

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: http://www.nbpts.org/

 

6 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Hannah Says:

    Hey Ms.Hargraves!! I hope you had a good Christmas. I like your website 🙂 see ya soon!

  2. hargraves Says:

    Thanks, Hannah! Come back and visit, okay?!

  3. AMELIA B! Says:

    WELL HELLO! THAT WAS A WONDERFUL INTRODUCTION! I AM STOPPING BY TO INFORM YOU THAT I AM NOT SURE WHATS GOING ON BUT HOPEFULLY YOU CAN PUT ME ON THE RIGHT PATH ON MONDAY — I WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE DUE TO THE FACT I WAS STILL ON VACATION — BUT I’M BACK AND DAPHNE WAS TRYING TO HELP ME, BUT THERE’S STILL SOME THINGS I WASN’T GETTING. I AM DOING MY POSTS BUT THE THINGS YOU WANTED TO SEE IN THE NOTEBOOK ON MONDAY I AM NOT SURE WHERE TO ACCESS THEM — WAS THAT INFORMATION GIVEN OUT IN CLASS OR IS ON THIS SITE???

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE — AMELIA B!
    P.S. I WISH NOTHING BUT THE BEST FOR YOU IN THIS NEW YEAR!

  4. hargraves Says:

    Amelia–

    Thanks for your kinds words. Most of the assignments are posted on this site–but I’ll cover all the particulars with you tomorrow in class–okay?! See you then.

    Oh–welcome back!

  5. Rainey T Says:

    Mrs. Hargraves I forgot your email address, but I just wanted ot tell you I will be coming to school late tomorrow, like 1 hour late I know I will be counted absent but I still want to give you work. 🙂

  6. Carlo Dawson Says:

    Good moring,

    I am a teacher at South Pointe High school in Rock Hill, SC. I love your Macbeth Newscast Video. I want to attempt to get my class to do the same assignment. Do you have a sample newscast video you could send me and a rubric as well?My email is cdawson@rock-hill.k12.sc.us.
    Oh yeah, I love what you all are doing with Senior Projects as well. You’re website is awesome!

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Carlo Dawson, Senior English Teacher


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