George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mendy Heaps

Hello! I am a 7th grade language arts teacher at Elizabeth Middle School in Elizabeth, CO and I teach really great kids (who doesn't?). I completed my student teaching with 3rd graders but began my career with middle schoolers. Now I am too sarcastic to teach elementary again! Our district is rural and poor but I know there are many districts worse off. I try to teach LA within the context of other core subjects (like social studies or science), but I am constantly defending myself from other teachers and parents who want to see weekly spelling tests and grammar worksheets.
I joined Edutopia because I enjoy keep informed about all that is going on in the world of education, and I want to see what other teachers, schools and districts are doing to solve the problems they face. I look forward to being a part of the Edutopia community of readers.

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