I am truly excited to return to Talbert Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year. Talbert is a amazing school with very dedicated staff that cares about students and learning. We offer rigorous academic coursework and a plethora of extracurricular activities to allow students the chance to get involved and thrive on campus.
Our dedicated PTO provides many of our after school programs such as Homework Club, as well as help support our technology program. They are an integral part of the program we offer to students at Talbert.
This year at Talbert, we will be focusing on providing challenging and relevant instruction in the classroom as we continue implementation of the Common Core Standards. Our district has adopted new math materials and our language arts department will be piloting new textbooks this year. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) program will begin its third year and has been instrumental in pushing forth 21st century learning in the classroom. Our strong science program is evidenced by Talbert's Gold Ribbon Award for 2014-2015 as well as our students earning over 20 awards at the Orange County Science Fair last year. To further offer innovation and engagement in the classroom, our elective program introduces students to real world skills offering classes such as: Robotics, Movie Making, Drama, Computer Coding, Photo Editing, and Rock Band.
I look forward to working with the Talbert staff, students, and parents during the 2016-2017 school year. Feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns.