Welcome to the Wonderful World
of ENGLISH with Mrs. Gaines
*Honors English 12 & AP 11 Language & Composition Students:
Assignments will be published on Canvas. Please check Canvas daily to stay updated. Directions from the district on how to access Canvas are listed below:
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Username: PowerSchool Student ID
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(Remote Learning Schedule, Mon.- Thurs.)
1st : AP 11- Language & Composition 9:00 A.M.- 10:00 A.M.
2nd: Honors English 12 10:10 A.M.- 11:10 A.M.
LUNCH 11:10 A. M.- 12:00 P.M
3rd: PLANNING 12:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
4th: Honors English 12 1:30 P.M.- 2:30 P.M.
*Available for individual conferences, tutoring, small group sessions
as needed on Fridays by appointment. Please email or call to set up.
1st: Honors English 12 9:55 A.M.- 11:30 A.M
2nd: Honors English 12 / LUNCH 11:35 A.M.- 1:25 P.M.
3rd: *PLANNING* 1:30 P.M.- 2:55 P.M.
4th: AP 11- Language & Composition 3:00 P.M. - 4:25 P.M.
*Available for tutoring on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am or by appointment.
Degrees and Certifications:
Educational & Professional Background: I attended Mars Hill University for my undergraduate degree in education and earned my master’s degree in Reading from Appalachian State University. I earned my National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification (NBPTS) in 2003. I am also a member of an organization called Shakespeare Lives! with which I have traveled to London, England and trained with various masters of the stage at the Globe Theater to teach the works of William Shakespeare through interactive movement. While in London, I performed Richard III on the stage of the Globe Theater and had the opportunity to perform for a local school. I returned the following year as a teacher mentor and continued my study.
Teaching Experience: I began my teaching career in Columbia, South Carolina teaching eighth grade English/Language Arts, Yearbook and Newspaper Journalism. After four years, I moved to North Carolina and taught eighth grade English Language Arts and Yearbook Journalism at Allen Jay Middle School in Guilford County. I have also worked at The Piedmont School as reading tutor and taught English at Guilford Technical Community College for 6 years. This is my 14th-year teaching English at Southwest Guilford High School and my 28th year as an educator.
Interest/Hobbies: I enjoy reading a variety of literature, especially Shakespeare, Greek mythology, poetry, and mysteries. I love to dance (especially ballroom and swing dancing). I also enjoy live theater and love Broadway shows! And, above all…I LOVE to TRAVEL!!! I spend most of my summers traveling the globe. Anywhere new is an adventure! I’ve been to 46 countries so far and always look forward to the next adventure!
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