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J McLaughlin

Welcome to McLaughlin's Class!

I am very happy to have you in my class this year! This year I am teaching English 11, CSU Expository Writing 12,  and Expository Writing 12 (semester class) Please use the links to the left for more information about each course.

I am in Room B207 (second floor, main building)

I am available most days after school (until 5 pm) for help if you need it. Just let me know!

Donate to my classroom  - tax deductable and many employers will match your donation!

A little about me:

I graduated from Wilcox High School, then attended Humboldt State University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in English with an emphasis in secondary education. I completed some additional coursework in technical writing and travel writing. I worked in the travel industry as a trainer for a few years before returning to school to complete my teaching credential in 1997. I began teaching English at Wilcox in 1998.

Over the years, I have taught many courses, including: Speech and Debate, English 9, English 10, English 11, Contemporary Literature, American Literature, Expository Writing 11 and 12, ELL Advanced, SDAIE 10, 11, and 12, and Creative Writing. I have a Technology certificate from UC Santa Cruz and completed the SCUSD Tech Academy. I also completed the AP Summer Institute.

At school, I am the advisor of the Black Student Union and I enjoy attending all sorts of sports events. I am the alumni coordinator for the Wilcox Alumni group, and I judge Homecoming and Fantastics every year.

When I am not grading or planning lessons, I keep myself busy volunteering at both of my daughters' schools and being a softball and dance mom. If I ever get free time, I enjoy reading, going to the spa, scrapbooking, sleeping, all kinds of crafts and do-it-yourself projects, and spending time with my daughters.

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Ms. M's Schedule

PERIOD COURSE
2 Sr. Expository Writing
3 Prep
4 English 11
5 CSU ERWC
6 English 11
7 English 11

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