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New English Teacher Michele Gill Enthusiastic About WHS

by Brianna Imes

            The new English teacher, Michele Gill, has high hopes for this school year and the many to come. Gill spend her first 13 years at Montrose Christian School in Rockville as a part of the professional development program. She taught both high and middle school students in courses that have also been accessible online, which has expanded students abilities and knowledge that will benefit the learning of students.

            This is her first year at Walkersville High. With a positive, bright mind set, her teaching skills will bring success to every student. “My biggest goal is for students to improve their writing skills, to find novels and stories to work with. I want all of my students to be engaged in reading.” Gill said enthusiastically.

           She has set expectations that students should really look into. Gill’s inspirational thought comes from the novel, Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card A quote from the book is, “There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world. “(goodreads.com).

           This semester she is teaching two freshmen classes, one sophomore, and a junior class. Many of the students adore her nice personality.

“She is a really nice teacher. She has good taste in her explaining and teaching skills”, said freshman Madison Holley.

Another student who agrees with Holley, freshman Benjamin Tekin, said, “Aside from all the homework she gives, she is overall really nice”.    

        She also competes in triathlons in her spare time. It’s so awesome how Gill works hard and motivates herself at the same time! She has a love and hate relationship with triathlons; she loves the swimming and biking part, but doesn’t like running so much. During the races, she is both encouraged and intimidated by 70 year olds passing her, but it motivates her to get fit! She is ready for an amazing school year and to see what success her students bring to the table.