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Ms. McCollum - 7th Grade ELA

Hello Hawks! Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year, which I am sure will be one to remember. I am Ms. McCollum, your 7th grade ELA teacher and this will be my second year teaching at SWMS and I am so excited to get back into the groove!

I am originally from NY but have been living in Houston for about 15 years now, which has seemed to have gone by in a flash! I am a Spring Branch resident and my son will be starting KIndergarten this year in Spring Branch as well, so I am especially happy to be close to both him and home.

Having grown up in NY I am a Yankees fan (sorry not sorry) and encourage some *fun baseball trash talk where my accent will most definitely come out - so beware. I graduated from SUNY Purchase, just 30 minutes outside of NYC and studied journalism there, so my passion is absolutely in storytelling. In the year ahead I can't wait to go through all the wonderful stories we will find together and then create some of our own. 

I am really looking forward to this year, to meeting all of you, and to facing the challenges of our current time head on. We are better together and we will show the world the best your generation has to offer.

As a teacher my number one priority is making sure my students are all aware of the incredible potential they possess. I do not believe in the word "can't" and you shouldn't either. Everything is a process and I am here to get you through it. With that being said I expect you to meet my positivity. I will not tolerate anything outside of a positive learning enviroment and I expect you to be kind and respectful to me, your classmates, and most importantly, to yourself. 

Get your pencils, thoughts, and creative minds ready!!

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