• Welcome to 8th grade Language Arts for the 2022-2023 school year! This is my 6th year at Northwest Middle School and I am excited to start another school year as a Viking! I am a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, where I completed an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters in Education. I grew up in Forest, Virginia and currently live in Greensboro with my husband Jason, my eleven year old daughter, Haven, and my nine year old son, Jake. We also have kitty sisters named Sugar and Sprinkles. This will be my 15th year teaching middle school Language Arts in Guilford County. My family keeps me extremely busy! I enjoy reading, hiking, shopping, running, swimming, travelling and taking my kids on outings that they enjoy. I am hopeful for a more "normal" school year with each of you and excited to meet you soon!

     Please navigate my canvas page this school year to learn more about my Language Arts class. I will upload important documents that students and parents may find useful and what we are completing in class each day. 

    Please email me at swayzed@gcsnc.com with questions or concerns. 

    I will send out reminders for ELA using the Remind App. It is very important that you or a parent be enrolled in my class Remind (Important- only join one) To join please see below: 


    1st core- please text @swayze1st  to 81010

    2nd core- please text @swayze2nd to 81010

    3rd core- please text @swayze3rd  to 81010

    4th core - please text @swayze4th to 81010


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Dana Swayze