Degrees and Certifications:
King College/University - B.A. in Economics and Business Administration University of Georgia - Teaching Certification NWGA RESA - Gifted Endorsement Nova Southeastern University- Masters of Teaching and Learning
Mrs. Leah Roberts
Welcome to 8th Grade ELA! My name is Leah Roberts, and I am very excited to work with you and your parent/guardian this year. This is my 1st year at Cartersville Middle School (Go Canes!) and my 17th year overall. I have spent most of my career teaching Ninth Literature and Honors Ninth Literature at Woodland High School, so I am looking forward to using that experience to teach and prepare you in 8th grade ELA.
I have one son, Cade, who graduated from Cartersville High School this past May and will attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University this fall. My husband, Mark, and I are super proud. We plan to make a few visits to Daytona Beach to see that he's adjusting well. ;)
I should also mention that I am originally from Tennessee and I bleed orange...Go Vols! (I know that is not always popular in Bulldog Nation, but I've got to be true to my roots). I love most all sports, and I am a former collegiate volleyball player. Our family has some unique hobbies: fossil hunting and metal detecting. We have fossil hunted from the Pacific Ocean to the Peace River of Florida. Some of our best finds are extinct dugong ribs, mastodon tusk, shark teeth and a prehistoric ground sloth. Not your average family outing. :)
This school year promises to be exciting and engaging, and it is my hope that your child will leave not only prepared for high school, but with a true appreciation for a variety of literature. If you bring positive energy, a desire to learn, and a focused effort, there is nothing you can’t accomplish! I look forward to the journey!