“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.”

-Malala Yousafzai

I’m Jessica Milton and the 2019-2020 school year will be my second year as an English Language Arts teacher! Before teaching English, I taught music and percussion for six years.

Some of my favorite things include:

  • Reading and writing
  • Crafting
  • Listening to and making music
  • Traveling with my husband
  • Anything Harry Potter (Go Hufflepuff!)
  • Marvel’s movies and comics (Team Iron Man)
  • A strong cup of coffee
  • And Middle Schoolers!

Students are our future and the reason I became a teacher is so that I can give them the tools to make the world a better place. To do that, I focus on three things:

Reading Comprehension

The written word is everywhere in our technologically advanced world and helping students understand what they read is key to being successful in the 21st century. This year, we will dive into fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.


Not only must students be able to read well to be successful, but they should also be able to synthesize their understanding in writing. Throughout the year, students will work on short answer responses, writing a good paragraph, an essay, and poetry.

Project-Based Learning

PBL combines a student’s reading comprehension and writing around a topic they are interested in, and allows them to dive deeply into an issue, challenge, or question to pose a solution.