Hello! I'm Preston West, a Reading and Writing teacher in the 6th grade community Basecamp. This is my third year teaching here at Parkway, and every year I'm thankful that I get to teach in such a wonderful place. I grew up in a small farming town in Kansas, but moved to Minnesota to get my degree at St. Olaf college in English Education. Teaching middle schoolers reading and writing is my passion and joy, one I get to do every single day.
In 6th grade, students will take both a Reading and Writing class. In both, students get a large amount of choice on what they read and what topics they write about, as long as they are challenging themselves. They will use the skills we practice as a class in their own reading and writing. This allows students to pursue their own interests and help light and keep a passion for reading and writing going throughout the year.
If you need to reach me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.