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          I am so happy to be here at Hamilton Junior High.  I grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and graduated with an International Baccalaureate Certificate and high school diploma from East High School.  I attended Baylor University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Education with certification in All Level Physical Education and Secondary English.  I spent one year teaching English at Midway High School in Waco.  My husband and I lived in Austin for two years while he finished law school, and I taught at Canyon Ridge Middle School for Leander ISD both years.  I taught girls' athletics, PE, and coached cross country, soccer, and track.  My husband and I moved to Hamilton when our first child was four months old, and I became a stay at home mom.  When my youngest child started kindergarten, I took some time off for me and completed Ironman Arizona in November of 2014.  I then subbed for Hamilton ISD the rest of year in various classrooms with a long-term stint as a high school English teacher.  The next year I was a PreK aide, PE teacher, and Great Leaps teacher. 
          Now, I am in my fifth year of teaching at Hamilton Junior High.  I love 8th graders!  I enjoy spending the year with my students learning from them, teaching them, and discussing life.  We use a forum of English, but learn about life.  We read great stories together, write awesome thoughts, and grow as individuals together.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children.  They are our future and I am grateful to be a part of it.  Every child has a gift to give and is a gift in themselves.    
How do you contact me?
 
You may email me nhenkes@hamiltonisd.org or you may call my school phone at 254-386-4473.  I have forwarded that phone to my cell phone, so please leave a message if I do not answer.   My conference period is 8am-8:46am.    Email is a great option too.  I will periodically be checking my school email.  It's a great way for students to get answers to their questions as well.  Thank you for your care and support of your children.  It's going to be a great year! 
 
I am also using google classroom for my platform for Face 2 Face Learning as well as Remote Learning.  Below is the code to join the classroom if your child has not yet.
 
Section 1 (2nd and 3rd Period):  agit6pe
Section 2:  (4th and 5th Period):  ietzfg7
Section 3:  (6th and 7th Period):  eji56rc