I am the seventh grade English teacher. I have been teaching 7th grade for thirteen years and look forward to many more years at Penns Valley. I also teach Remediation 7 which is an MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Support) program that works with students to improve their reading abilities.
I am the parent of two Penns Valley children. My daughter, Brandilyn, is a graduate of Penn State University and currently teaches at James Buchanan MS and my son, Trevor, is a graduate of South Hills Business School, currently employed at Penn State. My husband, Brett, is a Penns Valley alum and works for Glenn O. Hawbaker.
If you need to contact me, you may email me at or call the PVHS at 422-8280.
See sidebar for information about my procedures and expectations (syllabus).
The middle level does an excellent job of communicating daily homework assignments. This is done through the use of a google document. This document is updated daily and even students that don't have the internet at home can print this out during Ram time, take a screenshot of assignments, or write down daily assignments. 
There are many different ways that we communicate information to parents. First, the PV website has a school calendar that can access school events including sporting events. The school district also sends letters and phone alerts home for special events/concerns. The SIS grading portal can be accessed by both students and parents for up-to-date grades. Any questions with any of the programs can be addressed through the teacher or office staff.
Again, the PV website contains a lot of information dealing with district expectations. With some exploration, most of your documents/questions can be answered by accessing this page.
Middle level is an exciting time full of challenges and expectations. I look forward to working with both the students and the parents. Please utilize this site for important information that will allow both students and parents to stay organized and up-to-date on the action in middle level.
I know it will be a great year!