Degrees and Certifications:
BA Psychology Masters Education PhD Curriculum & Instruction (Currently All but Dissertation)
Mrs. Donna Hawkins
BA in Psychology (NCSU) /Masters in Education (ECU)/PhD Curriculum & instruction (NCSU) All but Dissertation:( Focus: Adolescent multimodal and digital creative nonfiction writing and identity development)
I began teaching in 1998 and am certified in Language Arts and Science. I am licensed to teach the academically gifted and have considerable experience working with exceptional populations as well. For five years , I have also taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at the community college and at NC State. As a teacher and a researcher, I am passionate about literacy development and believe that students who learn how to appreciate their own stories will learn to appreciate reading other people's stories. Students in my classes can expect to read and write daily as part of the curriculum. Because I believe that literacy in the 21st century is multimodal, students will learn how to use a variety of digital and traditional tools and how to choose the best tool to match the genre and audience intended for their writing. Research is an important part of the 8th grade curriculum, and we will learn how to question and where to look for answers. I love teaching, I love learning, and I love the students and faculty at Smithfield Middle!
1st Block 9th Grade English I 7:30---9:05
2nd Block 8th Grade Planning 9:08---10:18
4th Block 8th Grade ELA 11:04--12:44
5th Block 8th Grade ELA 12:47-- 1:57
6th Block 9th Grade English I 2:00--3:15
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