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Sherry Wallace - Learning Support Teacher
Teacher Biography:

I have lived in the district since 1978 and graduated from Hopewell High School in 1985.  My husband and I live in Raccoon Township and have three children and two grandchildren.

I attended Community College of Beaver County from 1999 to 2000 and Geneva College from 2000 to 2002 graduating with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and special education.
After graduation I was a substitute teacher for Hopewell, Center (Central Valley), Beaver, and South Side in 2003. 
I was awarded a long term substitute position for Hopewell at the end of the 2002-2003 school year.
During the 2003-2004 school year, I was a part time Learning Support Teacher and for the 2004-2005 school year I was hired full time as the K-6  Ggifted Support Teacher. 
From 2005 through 2007 I taught both learning support and gifted then began teaching fifth grade learning support at the Junior High School which is my current position.
 
I currently teach 5th grade learning support language arts and math and team teach a science and a social studies class.


Course Grading:
 
Follows district grading policy

90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
0-59% E

In addition:

MATH: the grade a student earns in class is based on a total point system.  Grades will consist of vocabulary quizzes, specific math boxes, chapter assessments and homework.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS: the grade a student earns is based on a total point system.  Grades will consist of reading, vocabulary, grammar and spelling tests. 
 
 
 
Homework for both classes will be worth 2 points for being complete and turned in on time, 1 point for partially complete work or turned in later that day, 0 points for incomplete work or work not turned in.

Classroom Rules and Expectations:
 

Expectations of Students

1.    Be prepared.

2.    Be Polite.

3.    Follow Directions.

4.    Listen carefully.

5.    Work quietly/ raise your hand to speak.

Routines

1.    Take your seat and work quietly on warm up exercise.

2.    Direct your attention to the teacher.

3.    Participate in class. 

Results

1.    Productive class.

2.    Positive notes/calls home.

3.    Class rewards. (snacks, free time…) 

Consequences

1.    Verbal warning.

2.    Lunch detention.

3.    Written up and parent notification.

4.    Saturday detention/written up and parent notification.

5.    Contact principal.

6.    Conference with parents.
 




If the student is absent the day an assignment is due, the student will be responsible for turning in the assignment the day the student returns.If the student is absent the day an assignment is due, the student will be responsible for turning in the assignment the day the student returns.
 
 If the student is absent the day an assignment is given, it is the responsibility of the student to get any work that was missed and has the number of days the student was absent to complete the work.

It is the responsibility of the student to make up any missed work. If the student is in school and will be missing class due to an early dismissal, other activity, or arrives to school late, it is the student's to get any assignments for that class.
 

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns   
E-mail  
wallaces@hopewellarea.org (preferred method) or                        Phone 724-375-6691 X4109

I will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible.

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