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I will be teaching Foundations to Algebra and Algebra I this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me via email (at the contact form above) or leave a message at the school (662.429.4170). My planning period is 3rd block from 11:10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. I will be using Remind and the online homework function with our new Pearson Math textbooks.
Remind Sign-up by class period:
|Class Period||Code to Text||Number to send code to|
|1st Block||Text: @maustin01||81010|
|2nd Block||Text: @maustin02||81010|
|4th Block||Text: @maustin04||81010|
My name is Melinda Austin. I graduated from Ole Miss in May of 2007. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts in areas of Business, English, and History. I have Praxis endorsements in Special Education, K-12 and Mathematics, 7-12. I have recently added areas of endorsements in Business, English, and History.
This is my 15th year teaching. I decided to teach Regular Education after spending 7 years in Special Education. I decided to go into education for my daughter's sake, and wanted to be able to help her as well as other students who struggled like she did. I bring strategies that I used with her to the classroom. I am a 3rd generation teacher as well as a product of Hernando schools.
I live on a farm outside of Hernando. I have been married for 27 years to my husband, Damon. I have 3 kids:Tyler-26 who currently is teaching English in China, Jake-22 who works for the railroad, and Bree-20 who works at FedEx saving up money to go back to college. I have a mother who retired after teaching 33 years. I have a sister, brother, and sister-in-law who also teach in DeSoto County.
Classroom Discipline Policy:
*Conference with the teacher
*Teacher option (isolation, relocate student, behavior assignment)
*Be in your seat before the tardy bell rings.
*Have all required items necessary to begin lesson.
*Ask for permission before leaving desk/classroom.
*Refrain from defacing school property.
*Respect other people's property.
*Be respectful to the teacher, fellow classmates, and visitors.
Tests count 40%
Daily (Quizzes/Classwork) count 25%
Exam counts 20%
Homework counts 15%