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Central Lyon CSD

Middle School

Welcome, My Educational Back Ground

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I have taught Special Education 20 years, 1 year of science, 5 years of English and 12 years of middle school Literature.  I graduated from Mankato State University with a double major in K-8 Reading, Elementary Education, and Special education at the graduate level.   ​After graduating from college I . . .

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Starting The Outsiders novel after Thanksgiving.

We are excited to begin reading "The Outsiders" after Thanksgiving. We will be completing the novel by Christmas break.

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7th Grade English Goals

Students will be able to

1. Write argumnts to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of . . .

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Beginning The Giver in April

Utopian Novel

The Giver by Lois Lowry is an utopian novel, and our last unit of the year. The students will complete a project that will enable them to use their critical thinking skills and creativity. Students will apply these skills by creating . . .

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7th Grade Literature goals

Students will be able to......

Reading Comprehension - Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulating questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose). . . .

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My Grade Scale

Middle School Literature grade scale: A - 92-100 B - 83-91 C - 74-82 D - 65-73 F - Below 65 

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The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.