Phone: (719) 488-4776
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Mr. Mark Searle
LPMS 8th Grade Language Arts
Welcome to 8th Grade! My name is Mr. Searle, and I will be your 8th Grade Advanced Language Arts teacher this year. I've been an English teacher for 21 years. Most of my years in teaching have been spent at the high school level. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and my first two years of teaching were at the middle school level. Then, I spent years teaching high school in Reno, Nevada; Gunnison, Colorado; and Manitou Springs, Colorado. I came to Lewis-Palmer Middle School last year to teach 7th Grade, and now I'm excited to teach 8th Grade!
This year promises to be a new and challenging year for all of us. I will be relying on each of you to remain open-minded and to put forth your best effort. I will do the same. I expect all of us to stumble along the way, to be confused, and to work together to keep learning and moving through obstacles. One thing my experience as a high school teacher has taught me is that I know what skills you need to succeed in high school. I am excited to help you prepare for that next level.