• Welcome to 8th grade Language Arts for the 2021-2022 school year! This is my 5th 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 ten year old daughter, Haven, and my eight year old son, Jake. We also have kitty sisters named Sugar and Sprinkles. This will be my 14th year teaching middle school Language Arts in Guilford County. My family keeps me extremely busy! I enjoy reading, hiking, shopping, running, travelling and taking my kids on outings that they enjoy. I am hopeful for a more "normal" school year with each of you!

     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.

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

    I will send out reminders for ELA using the Remind App. To join please see below: 


    1st core- please text @9kc9242 to 81010

    2nd core- please text @3g3bf2c to 81010

    3rd core- please text @k9ekb7h to 81010

    4th core - please text @b9c8c2 to 81010


    I am on the Ocracoke Team this year with Mr. Groce (Social Studies) and Mrs. Rao (Science)

    We also ask that you join our Team Remind for school and team updates and newsletters.

    Ocracoke Parents- please text @kde8ab to 81010

    Ocracoke Students- please text @98gfh7 to 81010

Dana Swayze