Dear Parent or Guardian:
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child this year. My name is Stephanie Toliver and I would like to welcome your child to tenth grade. This is my first year of teaching at FAMUScholars high school, and my 2nd year teaching tenth grade. I am originally from New Castle, Pennsylvania and received my bachelor's degree in English Education and my master's degree in reading education. I am looking forward to getting to know both you, and your children this year.
I love teaching English because I care deeply about each of my students and believe that students can grow and develop by examining the topics we cover in class. The main goal of my course is to aid students in articulating and developing through writing and discussing their ideas about literature. Over the course of this year, we will do a variety of formal and informal essays and engage in many in-class discussions about literature. This is NOT a lecture course. This is a course designed to promote critical thinking inside and outside of the classroom, where opinions and open-ended discussion are welcomed.
I welcome questions or comments, and am looking forward to a great year!!
Stephanie R Toliver