Jessica Brown, 7th/8th Grade English teacher, has resigned her position effective December 10. We want to take this opportunity to thank her for her 5 years of service to our students. She has helped foster in them a love of good literature and an understanding of what it truly means to be a good middle school student and citizen. We wish Jessica, her husband and their new baby all the best in the future.
Our thanks also go out to Vanessa Wright who has been serving as our long-term sub for Ms. Brown while she was on maternity leave. Ms. Wright has enjoyed getting to know our 7th and 8th grade students this first semester and will be continuing when needed as a substitute teacher on campus throughout the second semester.
Finally, we are very pleased to announce that we have hired Heather Bragg as our new Long-term Substitute for 7th and 8th grade English and Language Arts. Ms. Bragg has 9 years of experience teaching in various settings at both the middle and high school levels in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. In addition to her teaching duties, Ms. Bragg will also serve as a Middle School advisor and we are excited about the various ways she will help our students. She will officially start when we return from Winter Break, but will be spending some time in the classroom with Ms. Wright and our 7th/8th grade students before Break to help make the smoothest transition possible.