Welcome to Mrs. Graulein's 8th Grade Language Arts. I am looking forward to working with you and your child. This is my fourth year here at Northwest Middle. This is my ninth year teaching overall, and I spent the first part of my career teaching high school English in Illinois. I attended Southern Illinois University and obtained my degree in Secondary English Education. I love to read and talk about books with my students! I hope to create an avid, lifelong reader in your child this year.