Phone: (205) 871-3516 Ext. 7519
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Mrs. Anna McCain
Welcome to English 8!
Instructor: Anna McCain
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (205) 871-3516, ext.: 7519
I am so excited to begin another year of teaching at Mountain Brook Jr. High School. It is truly an honor to be a part of such a wonderful community and exemplary team of faculty and staff. Even though this is my fifth year teaching at MBJHS, I feel as though I have been a part of the school for several years. I began my adventure into teaching when I decided to major in English as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I quickly discovered that my love for literature would be best used in the classroom. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in English, I immediately began graduate school at UAB. It was in graduate school that I realized that teaching English was not just a job, but it was a passion. I was blessed with the opportunity to complete practicums at some of the best schools in the Birmingham area.
During my final year of grad school, I expanded my learning in the research field as a graduate research assistant to Dr. Tonya Perry at UAB. The world of research in education allowed me to gain a new perspective on teaching and the impact we have on students. My final stop before graduating was here, at Mountain Brook Jr. High School, where I completed my internship. I fell in love! I didn't know it was possible to be more challenged than I had been in graduate school, but I was pushed to perfect my emerging craft of teaching English. After graduating, I spent my first two years of teaching at Marbury Middle School. It was a wonderful time of growth and learning as a new teacher. I feel so blessed to be home and am looking forward to teaching your child.