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8th Grade Team
 
East Middle School 8th Grade Team

Greetings from the 8th Grade Team! We all hope you have had an enjoyable, safe summer. We at East Middle are working hard on many different exciting programs for the coming school year. We are excited to have you on our team, and we look forward to seeing you!

We are available for calls or conferences during 2nd block from 9:46 am - 11:06 am.

Appointments may be scheduled by calling the 8th grade office between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m at 953-5782



Math Department

Ms. Scherer
Rm 204 Ph# 953-5254

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Ms. Toti
Rm 216 Ph# 953-5266

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Mr. Zitzer
Rm 204 Ph# 953-5255

Credentials: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies

Hobbies: Play music- guitar, coaching, Chicago sports, cooking

Commitment to Excellence: My students will expect excellence of themselves and from their teacher and accept nothing less.

 

 

Communication Arts Department
Mr.Bruce
Rm 200 Ph# 953-5250
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Certified in Language Arts 5-12, Physical Education K-12.
Hobbies: Team sports, reading, writing, exercising, world  travelling, and photography.
Favorite Quote: "To whom much is given, much is expected."
Commitment to Excellence: "I can't," and "I don't know" are never acceptable. When we work together with 100% effort, we can achieve our academic goals. Patience, persistence, and hard work are the expectations of both teacher and student.
Mr. Murray
Rm 218 Ph# 953-5268

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 Mrs. Ragusa
Rm 201 Ph# 953-5752

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SIUE, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University

Hobbies: I love to watch football and basketball, I love to travel, and read.

Favorite Quote: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."

Commitment to Excellence: I am commited to maintaining a challenging learning environment, reaching every student, supporting different learning styles, and arousing a desire to learn as my students and I strive to achieve excellence.

 

 

Science Department
Mr. Torgoley
Rm 207 Ph# 953-5257

Credentials: Bachelors of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife, Masters in Secondary Science Education.

Hobbies: I love to hike and camp. I play the drums. I enjoy aquariums, snakes, and spiders.

Favorite Quote: "A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others." -Anonymous

Commitment to Excellence: Every student has a natural want to learn, it is our responsibility as teachers to fulfill this want and create a life long love for education.

Mrs. Pryor 
Rm 214 Ph# 953-5264

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Social Studies Department
Mrs. Durant
Rm 205 Ph# 953-5255

Credentials: Bachelor of Arts in History and Dance from Lindenwood University. Certified to teach Social Studies 5-12.

Hobbies: Dance, shopping, travelling, reading

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Mr. McGee
Rm 217 Ph# 953-5257
Hobbies: Cycling

Favorite Quote: "The color of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers." Benjamin Banneker

Commitment to Excellence: If they don't learn the way you teach, teach the way they learn.



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