• Welcome to Mrs. Given's Page

    Grade Level: 8th
    Department: English
    Team: Yellow
    Subject: English Language Arts
    Contact Information
    [Please make contact via email. I can only check voicemail infrequently, but have immediate access to email. If you would like to speak via phone, please indicate a time and number in our email.]  
    Writing is fun!
    About Me
         I have been teaching for more than twenty years (the time goes so quickly!). I have taught a variety of English classes from sixth grade to twelfth grade, at a variety of levels.
         I received my undergraduate degree and teaching certificate from Rutgers University--Douglass College. I also have a Master of Fine Arts degree (for writing) from Vermont College of Fine Arts. I have recently completed two certificates: Secondary Instruction and Secondary Reading Strategies. 
         I have two children, a freshman in college at TCNJ and an eighth grader. 
         I love teaching, and look forward to a great year of helping your children become better writers and readers.
         Students are welcome to come for extra help on particular topics as needed. Please make arrangements in advance so that I can be sure to be available for the students. Most extra help sessions occur before the school day (at 8:00 a.m.).
         Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.