Mr. Marck Cayas - 8th Grade

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Ms. Mandy Stango

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Welcome! I am so excited for the 2017-2018 school year.

I moved to Florence, SC from Syracuse, NY, in August of 2016. I was born in Scranton, PA, and I spent the majority of my life in the Northeast, where I attended college. I received my M.A. in English through Penn State's BA/MA program in Creative Writing, along with a minor in Theatre. I also obtained my M.A.T. in Secondary English Education (7-12) from Marywood University. I have my Middle Level English Certification in South Carolina.


 In this class, we will be reading a combination of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, plays, and essays. We will also be completing several writing assignments per quarter. It is my belief that every child needs a strong foundation in literacy in order to succeed in high school, college, and the work force. Middle school is a crucial time for building this foundation. I also believe in teaching the standards through creative writing. My students will be writing creatively, in some form, multiple times per week in my classroom.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy hiking, camping, reading, and crafting. I coach girls' soccer, and I'm involved in ArtSummer (Theatre) through DCSD.