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John Deere Middle School 7 Gold Team
Welcome to the 7 Gold Team at JDMS
Middle School is a challenge for 7th grade students and teachers alike, but a positive attitude will make it a rewarding experience for all. Here are a few tips for success:
1. Stay organized. Use a binder to keep your class folders, assignment planner, and supplies in order.
2. Practice working your locker until you are proficient at opening it quickly.
3. Make new friends to share your new experience.
4. Finally, stay positive and ask for help when you need it.
I've taught at John Deere Middle School for the last 15 years, coaching Deere's Cross Country Team and sponsoring The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA.) Outside of school, I enjoy reading, traveling with my family, and fitness activities. I also proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. The high point of my summer was our family vacation. I look forward to getting to know 7th Graders and parents this year. Once again, Welcome to JDMS!