Mrs. Norma M Gard

Phone: 469-752-5037

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA: Literary Studies ELAR 6-8 ESL Certified

Mrs. Norma M Gard

Welcome to my teacher page

This is my second year at Carpenter Middle School, as an Eighth Grade English and Reading teacher. I have been teaching for four years. Prior to being a teacher, I was an ISS/ESL Assistant at another PISD campus. I have over 20 years experience working with youth and their families  in the Non-profit Social Service industry. My experience includes but is not limited to working with foster youth, abused kids, crisis shelters, and youth development. I was also a park ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore working with inner city youth from Chicago, IL,; South Bend, Ft. Wayne , and Gary, Indiana.

I recieved my Bachleors Degree in Literary Studies, from University of Texas at Dallas. I am bilingual: English and Spanish. 

On a personal note: I have two children a daughter, 18 and a son, 15 year old. I come from an extremely large family of 11. I have 5 brothers and 5 sisters. They live in different parts of the United states. I live in the Garland area, I have one dog and one cat. My hobbies include DIY projects, shooting pool, hanging out with my kiddos. 

I believe that teaching children how to read is one of the most essential skills I can give them. I love to see when a student is able to interact with and connect to a book they have read.  I enjoy reading books from every genre, my favorite author is Ernest Hemingway, and my favorite book is, "The Old Man and the Sea".

 

Favorite Quotes: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela

                            "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they Learn." Ignacia Estrade



  • Tutoring Schedule: Virtually as needed

    Face to face as needed

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    TIME

    CLASS PERIOD

    SUBJECT

    8:25 -9:10

    1ST PD

    ENGLISH 8

    9:14-10:01

    2ND PD

    ENGLISH 8

    10:05-10:50

    3RD PD

    ENGLISH 8

    10:54-12:26

    LUNCH

    8TH GRADE LUNCH

    11:25-1:226

    4TH PD

    READING 8

    12:30-1:15

    5TH PD

    READING 8

    1:19-1:51

    PLUS PD

     

    1:55-2:40

    6TH PD

    ENGLISH 8

    2:44-330

    7TH PD

    ENGLISH 8