I am Laurie Saunders and I’m excited to be starting my second year at Eagle Ridge Middle School. I received my BA degree in English from the University of Virginia in 1987. My first career was in the non-profit sector where I worked primarily in marketing and communications. My love of learning brought me to a second career in teaching. I began with a teaching position at Stone Hill Middle School where I taught 8th grade English and 7th grade Communications.
My hope is to help inspire in every student a recognition of their own gifts and talents that will lead them to a successful, happy life. The skills we will learn in English are skills that they will use for the rest of their lives, not only to communicate with the world around them, but to analyze and solve problems skillfully and creatively. My goal is to not only provide them meaningful learning experiences, but to present these lessons in a way that students are able to relate to them and use them for their own growth and development for many years to come.
Homework will be posted on the calendar on a regular basis. Should you need to contact me with any questions or concerns, please feel free to use the email below or call me at school. Here's to a great year!
Noted below is my email and schedule.
8:35 - 10:07 First/Fifth Block - English Academic/Honors
10:12 - 11:40 Planning/CT and IT Meetings
11:45 - 1:49 Third/Seventh Block (with lunch) - Honors/Academic
1:54 - 3:23 Fourth/Eighth Block - Honors