Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - English Masters in Curriculum & Instruction eMints Affiliate Trainer Newsela Certified Educator Nearpod Certified Teacher BEST Robotics Sponsor FBLA Sponsor
Mrs. Tracy LePiane
7th Grade Language Arts
I have taught Middle School Language Arts since I began teaching in 2005. Books are my passion! My sincere hope is that students will leave my class having read at least one book that they loved.
I believe that the goal of Language Arts is communication. In our technological world, the ability to communicate effectively is essential. Many times, we are judged by what we write (or post) online before anyone actually meets us. Often, it will determine whether or not we ARE met!
I have enjoyed the privilege of teaching in two school systems prior to joining the Saraland family. Both systems helped to form me into the instructor and person that I am. My participation in the Curriculum Development team with the Catholic School System and Mobile County Public School System led to a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I have endeavored to become a leader in every position I've held. Currently, my classes are focused on incorporating digital learning within the classroom on a day-to-day basis. I truly feel that I have found my home here at SMS.
My husband, Paul, and I have lived in the Saraland/Satsuma area for our entire married life of 30+ years. We have one son, Patric, who is a student at the University of South Alabama. Even as an adult, he keeps us fairly busy!
GRADING: Please take a look at the Syllabus Tab, a breakdown of how your student will be graded is there. Also, tests are typically given on Fridays with a cumulative Vocabulary Test and Spelling Test every other Friday (on calendar).
Each student in 7th Grade is responsible for 10 points in Accelerated Reader. This is a TEST grade each quarter. Honors students are encouraged to achieve beyond this goal. They are, after all, Honors. This TEST grade will be posted in PowerSchool each quarter. As it is a grade that will finalize at the close of AR each quarter, it will fluctuate weekly as your student tests (or fails to test) successfully.
CLASS CONTACT: Class updates will be posted on the Remind App. Just text: @gotgram