A little about this website:
I created this website to have a way to communicate with parents and students. Across the top of this page, you will notice that I have other pages at this website containing various kinds of information. Just click on a title and it will take you there. My goal is to provide not only classroom information but school information, as well. You may find assignments, bell schedule, tardy policy, dress code, sports schedules, etc. This website is a work-in-progress so bear with me while I continue to improve its quality.
A little about me:
My name is Kathleen Kester and I teach 8th grade English/Language Arts at Jefferson Middle School. I am on Team 8-B. I have been teaching at Jefferson for all but two years that I have been with Oklahoma City Public Schools. I have taught 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade English, but I have primarily taught 8th grade English during my career. My family is very important to me. I have three daughters, one grandson and two granddaughters. I attended the University of Central Oklahoma, where I earned a bachelor's degree in English Education. I am certified to teach secondary English Language Arts in grades 6 - 12. Teaching 8th grade has been my favorite of all the grades. I love helping students make the transition from the middle school level to the high school level and helping students start focusing on their goals. Trying to take away some of the fear or appprehension of high school is very important to me. I hope you enjoy being on team 8-B this year. If you need anything, do not hesitate to ask me.