A favorite quote:
It's amazing what one can do when one doesn't know what one can't do!
--Garfield the Cat
My Favorite Text
Jeremiah 29:11-13 :
"For I know the plans I have for you." declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Mrs. Gish, 7-8
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Welcome to my classroom. I have energetic, intelligent 7th and 8th graders who make me look forward to coming to school each morning. I welcome parent involvement and input to help your children grow into committed Christians who love to learn and are well prepared for success in high school and beyond. God has amazing plans for each of them, and I count it a privilege to be part of helping each student to be ready for those adventures.
Congratulations to our new 8th grade Officers for 2016-2017! President is Alexi Manley, Vice President is Hampton Clancy. They will be assisted by the officer council: Eli Stanciu, Carsten Wallace-Bailey, Ahnika Hinshaw, and Faith Lomeland.
Hi! I love teaching here at Rogers and I look forward to working with each Junior High student. It is a great privilege to work and learn in a school where God is the center of all we do. My goals for my students are: 1) To seek God with all their hearts; 2) To see God's design in the world around them; 3) To desire to care for the earth and their own bodies as God's temple; 4) To recognize and value the opportunities they have here for an excellent education and to strive to do their very best in all their studies; and 5) To seek God's plan for their lives and make service to Him and others their highest priority.
This school is a dream place to work. The Junior High teachers truly enjoy each other. We work closely as a team to make this the best possible place we can for our students to grow in Jesus, to become confident leaders and learners, and to be ready academically for great success in high school.
Besides teaching Bible to my homeroom students, my other responsibilities include teaching Science to the whole JH, and teaching Algebra I. I also am the 8th grade class sponsor, so I work all year with the 8th grade officers to plan activities, and I coordinate the 8th grade trip and graduation.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music (Piano and Organ) from Andrews University. After I graduated I taught music for 4 years at Cedar Lake Academy. During that time I also continued school to finish Pre-Med requirements and science and math certification. We moved to Forest Lake Academy in Orlando where I taught Science and Math for 7 years. Just as I was ready to start medical school I discovered I was pregnant with our son. Around the same time, my husband and I had calls to come teach here in Walla Walla. We decided that God was pointing us in this direction and we have not been sorry! I have all but the thesis done for a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I am married to Benjamin (orchestra director at WWVA). We have a son and a daughter - Jamie Gish and Dr.Julia Salerno. Jamie is an industrial design major at WWU. Julia is married to Tres Salerno. They live in Spokane, WA, where Julia is professor of violin at Eastern Washington University. They are the proud parents of our 3 young grandchildren. We also have one big dog - a 1 year old Goldendoodle named Rudy.
Some of my Interests:
I love to play with the "twinsies"and the baby (our grandkids), work in my yard, cook, play with the dog, read, travel, listen to music, cheer for the Seattle Mariners and SeaHawks, do puzzles, and do things in my home.
Science eDay 1
Science eDay 2
Science eDay 3
If we have an eDay on Wednesday, 1/18: Science eDay 4- Print this Portfolio paper and work on answering the questions. We will finish gathering up the papers and making dividers on Thursday. Science Portfolio- cells DNA 2016-2017.docx
Algebra for Nov/Dec:
e-day algebra assignment DAY 1
e-day algebra assignment DAY 2
eDay Algebra assignment Day 3