Welcome to all English I and Creative Writing students!

I am Rebecca Helms. This will be my 10th year teaching, and I am excited that it will be my 1st year teaching at The Academy. I am thrilled to be here! I will be teaching 8th Grade English I and Creative Writing that will be offered for the 1st time at The Academy. The Creative Writing class is offered to 6th graders.
Background: I graduated from The University of South Carolina with a degree in Middle Level Education. I majored in both English and Math and can teach both subject areas. My master's degree is in Technology Education, also from The University of South Carolina. I am gifted and talented endorsed, a 4.0 evaluator, and mentor certified in the state of South Carolina.
My passion is getting to know my students each day and helping them find material to read; and actually maybe... just maybe ENJOY to read and write. 
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on trips, and watching sports games.
I am thrilled to be joining The Academy this school year! Together, we can make this an amazing and life changing year. 
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