Welcome to Eighth Grade!
Eighth Grade Teachers:
Mrs. Elissa Kuhr – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Caitlin Mitchell – email@example.com
The Eighth Grade curriculum follows the Common Core State Standards for all subjects. Eighth-grade students are responsible, independent learners who are expected to apply previously learned skills to increasingly complex content in each subject area. They deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith and morality as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They are encouraged to be role models by taking leadership positions in the school, and by leading their own faith families.
Much of the eighth-grade year is spent preparing for high school, which may consist of touring different high schools, preparing for entrance exams, working on applications, and becoming increasingly more independent in their academics. The ultimate goal for eighth-grade graduates is to make the transition to high school equipped with spiritual, academic and personal confidence.
About Elissa Kuhr:
I have been employed by the Archdiocese of San Francisco for over 20 years. I have spent the majority of that time teaching middle school age children, from 5th to 8th grades. As an Eighth Grade homeroom teacher, I guide students through the transition from middle school to high school. I teach Religion, Language Arts and American History, along with being the Faith Family Moderator.
About Caitlin Mitchell:
Mrs. Mitchell comes to Saint Isabella School from Visitation Catholic School in Los Angeles where she taught 7th and 8th Grade English Language Arts and was awarded Teacher of The Year for the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to teaching middle school, Mrs. Mitchell taught all levels of high school English at Saint Joseph High School. While teaching at Saint Joseph High School, Mrs. Mitchell also served as the Grant Writer, securing close to a quarter of a million dollars for the school community. Mrs. Mitchell earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University. In addition to earning her degrees, Mrs. Mitchell possesses a California Clear Single-Subject English Teaching Credential and is also a Certified Grant Writer.
Having attended Catholic school for over 20 years, Mrs. Mitchell truly understands the value Catholic education provides to young children. She sincerely believes that the Catholic educative process allows for the teaching of the whole child – mind, body, and spirit. This is the main focus of Mrs. Mitchell’s teaching. Her goal is not to solely teach the subjects, but also to teach kindness, respect, hard work, and dedication – lessons students carry with them forever. She expects her students to leave her classroom filled with compassion for others and the knowledge to be positive, contributing citizens of the world. It is her undeniable passion for teaching and giving back to the Catholic community that motivates her to be a great teacher and a role model for her students.