Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction B.A. English
Ms. Kristin Woods
I am excited to be teaching ESL Social Studies, English Language Development Acquisition (ELDA), and AVID Excel this year! This will be my 19th year as a teacher and my 7th year at FMS. I love teaching middle school because it's the time when kids make the transition from "little kids" to teenagers. It is amazing to watch our students grow both academically and socially, and I feel lucky to be a part of that. My goals as a teacher are to instill a love of reading, make learning fun and memorable, help build a value of diversity, and to build positive relationships based on empathy and acceptance.
As for me personally, some of my favorite things are my nephews, cats, books, laughing, and cookies. In my free time, you can find me baking, reading, volunteering with an animal rescue, and listening to true crime podcasts.
My favorite books:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Why do I teach?
- I believe that all kids deserve encouragement and support
- I want to help students see how our diversity makes us better
- I want to facilitate kids' love of reading, history, and learning
- I hope to help students develop their own passions
- I invest in kids because they are the leaders of our future
My Recommended Books for Middle Schoolers
by Lemony Snicket Year Published: by Lucy Maude Montgomery Year Published: by Jacqueline Woodson Year Published: by Jason Reynolds Year Published: by Gary Paulsen Year Published: by Louis Sachar Year Published: by Julia Alvarez Year Published: by Alvin Schwartz Year Published: by Marcus Zusak Year Published: by Kwame Alexander Year Published: by Caroline B. Cooney Year Published:
Please note: While all of these books are written for young adults, some deal with mature content.
My cats, Beatrice and Molly