B.S. in English Secondary EducationNational Board Certified Teacher, renewedClassroom: F 04Subjects: English II and Honors English IIAfter hours assistance by appointment --firstname.lastname@example.org, Ext. 3051READING is the only art which can be practicedat any time and at any place,so don't waste even one minute-- READ something!All independent books are self-selected; therefore, students may choose books from the CCHS media center, Mrs. Gregory's classroom library and the Currituck Public Library. If desired, students may opt to provide their own texts.CHROMEBOOKS are used every day in class, so PLEASE get one within the first few days of school!I began my teaching career in 1990 at Currituck County High School; after eleven years, I transferred to Pasquotank Schools in order to be closer to my home in Perquimans County. After serving there thirteen rewarding years, I was excited about returning to Currituck. On August 15 of 2014, my first workday back at the high school, I felt like I had returned home. As a matter of fact, Mrs. Renee Dowdy, our principal at the time, was in my tenth grade class many years ago. Actually, I taught many of the young teachers at CCHS --Mrs. Arbogast, Mr. Meads, Mrs. Brinkley, Mrs. Cooper and Coach Hill. These are rather exciting times for me as I look forward to another awesome year with Currituck students. As I begin my 30th year as an educator, I am as passionate as ever about teaching.As stated, I reside in Perquimans County and am married to my high school sweetheart, Jay Gregory. Together, we have Alexa Jaye, a recent graduate of UNC in Chapel Hill, and Landon, a junior at CCHS. We have two loving dogs, Ellie, a petite young beagle, and Casey, an energetic white lab. We all love the water and can be frequently found boating up and down the Perquimans River as well as the entire coast of North Carolina, especially in the Cape Lookout and Beaufort areas.Personally, I love watching NFL football and dream of attending a Patriots', Cowboys' or Packers' game. As a Tarheel mom and fan, I enjoy attending and watching UNC football and basketball games with my daughter. Since my son plays on a traveling baseball team, many weekends are spent cheering for him and his teammates. I get as hyped watching youth baseball as I do watching NFL playoffs and March Madness. These events are exciting times around our house.On a more serious note, I put fairness, compassion and integrity above everything else. To me, all human life matters; all of my students matter, and I want them to understand that fact; I care about their opinions, concerns, feelings and dreams. Therefore, everyday my students and I must be respectful, be responsible and be safe. Because we all matter, we must contribute to society by being a positive force and by making a positive changes day by day. Sincerely, I believe that everyone is created equal and that one must accept challenges and embrace opportunities. We must not settle for mediocrity because there are really no excuses for it. I believe in being respectful to others, but above all else, I believe one must have self-respect in order to have a full and healthy life.From my teaching experiences, I have found that the single-most destroyer of opportunity and success is APATHY - an attitude of unconcern and having the "I don't care" mentality. Student apathy is at an all-time high; simply put, students must put forth effort and do assigned work in order to be successful. I want my students to understand that nothing in life is free. When students wait for freebies, they tend to sell themselves short and do not achieve goals that they are capable of achieving. This semester, I challenge all parents and students to aid in diminishing "student apathy." Occasionally, I get on my soapbox, but if and when I do, it is because I want my students to make wise choices and live the best lives possible!I value relationships and work hard to earn trust and respect from students. When you see me zipping through the CCHS hallway, make eye contact, and smile or speak because I'll be doing the same.Afterward, PLEASE pay it forward.
Last Modified on August 20, 2019