Mrs. Goolsby

Letter to incoming PreAP English I students and parents:
Incoming PreAP letter to students and parents.pdf

Summer Reading Assignment for Incoming English I PreAP, 2019-2010School Year: Lord of the Flies by William Golding (purchase your own copy) + "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell (attached: The Most Dangerous Game PDF.pdf

1. Assignment - LoF & Most Dangerous Game Summer Reading 19-20.pdf

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Hi! My name is Amy Goolsby and this is my 11th year teaching at Hardin-Jefferson High School. I started my career here when I was a student teacher while attending Lamar University in the spring of 2008, after which I was hired as a permanent substitute teaching 9th and 11th English for the remainder of the school year. Upon graduation from Lamar, I was hired to join the HJ family as an official teacher. In my 10 years, I have taught English 4 and Practical Writing, but I’ve taught English 2 for all 10 years, and English 1 PreAP for 9 years. I love being a Hawk, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!

I married my husband, Matthew, after my first year of teaching, and we have two children. Eli is 5 and loves to learn; he is excited to start Kindergarten this year! Emelyn is 1; she is a sweetheart and full of sass! Honey, our Maltese dog, follows them around hoping for some of their snacks! Our life keeps us pretty busy!

I look forward to getting to know more about you during our time together this year!

2018-2019 Schedule:

1st - English II
2nd- English II
Study Hawk
3rd - Conference (10:10-11:00)
4th - English I PreAP
5th - English I PreAP
6th - English II
7th - English II

English II Syllabus 2018-2019: English II Syllabus 18-19.pdf
English I PreAP Syllabus 2018-2019: English I PreAP Syllabus 18-19.pdf

Parents and students, tutorials are every day from 7:30-7:50, and I am available after school by appointment.



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