Degrees and Certifications:
24 years of experience as a classroom teacher Education: University of Texas at Tyler Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Major- English Minor- Early Childhood Certifications: ESL Certified English Language Arts and Reading (8-12) Secondary Reading (6-12) Elementary English (1-8) Elementary Self-Contained (1-8) Elementary Early Childhood Education (PK-6)
7th Grade ELAR
Welcome! I am excited to have your child in my class. I am looking forward to a wonderful year. The students will be focusing on writing, grammar and reading literary texts this year.
Conference Time: 3:00-3:45
Please call 903-262-2970 to schedule an appointment. I will be happy to speak with you during this time. You may also email me at Lisa.Robertson@tylerisd.org
Wednesday morning- 7:50-8:21
Wednesday afternoon- 3:45-4:15
Thursday morning- 7:50-8:21
Thursday afternoon- 3:45-4:15
*Additional times can be arranged if needed.
Grading: The district grading policy for grades 6-8 is as follows:
Homework/Daily Grades will be 60% and Assessments will be 40% of the student’s grade.
Daily assignments may be turned in one day late but will only receive a 70 and must be completed in full. I encourage all students to not make a habit of turning work in late. It is my observation that most MS students fail a course not from poor grades but rather from not completing the assignment at all and receiving zeros.
***Due to the high standards and expectations of the Pre AP course, I do not give extra credit or drop the lowest grade.
Make-Up Work: Make-up work is the responsibility of the student. If a student is absent, it is her/his responsibility to check with me for information regarding the work the individual missed. Work should be completed in a timely manner consistent with the number of days absent.
A student may request a retake for a failing daily grade or test if:
The assignment was turned in on time. No late work.
70% of the original assignment was attempted.
The student will receive at most a 70 on the assignment or test.
The student has 4 days from the day he/she was informed of their grade to come into tutorials (before school, after school, or during lunch) and redo the assignment.
Daily Items Needed:
2 Composition Books
Blue or Black ink pens/ Red pen for grading
Wide-ruled notebook paper
Philosophy of Education:
I believe it is our job as educators to provide a secure, caring, and stimulating classroom in which students are allowed to mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas and intellectual questions.