My journey through academia began at Marshall University by pursuing personal interests in science, technology, and languages. This pursuit yielded a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Science Education, and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Coupled with my interest in Science is a passion for influencing the education of others. This sparked me to pursue and obtain state teacher certification, following in the educator footsteps of my mother and grandmother. Then, I continued my education by earning a M.A. Curriculum & Instruction/Teaching from Marshall University.
I began my professional career by relocating to North Carolina, and teaching middle grades students. I have since been fascinated by analyzing the relationships among curriculum, instruction, and learning and motivation theories, and young adolescent learners. I obtained North Carolina teacher certification in the areas of middle grades mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and gifted education. I also obtained certification to teach the high school sciences. I have had the opportunity to teach sixth, seventh, and eighth graders language arts, math, science, and social studies. I have also obtained certification in School Administration. My particular interest in the educational technology field compelled me to complete coursework at UNCW in the area of Instructional Technology.
I am in love with the teaching and learning process! I look forward to ensuring that all students receive the best in education and a positive experience at Moore Square Magnet Middle School! It is my ultimate goal to deliver the curriculum in a unique and compelling way that inspires students to think critically and creatively! I have been Moore Square Magnet Middle School’s Teacher of the Year and have been bestowed a WCPSS Employee Excellence Award. I also participate in the WCPSS Science Core Leadership team that steers the direction of Science Education in Wake county.
It is critical that you have an understanding how how to login and use Home Base. HomeBase enables you to monitor your child’s attendance and grades. I will update my gradebook in Home Base every Friday! So, to help your child be successful, it will be important for you to monitor their progress in Home Base. The WCPSS link for Home Base is here: https://www.wcpss.net/Domain/69. Students should be familiar with accessing Home Base.
Click on this link: https://www.remind.com/join/hunter1920. I will use Remind to send announcements. Also, the fastest way to reach me to receive a response is through a private message in Remind.
Finding assignments is simple. Visit the class assignment calendar to see what work we completed during class each day. Also, I will link assignments in Home Base so that when you click on the name of the assignment, it will appear.
Daily Assignments/Missing Assignments/Assignment Calendar
What we do in class every day will be available on the Assignment Calendar. The assignment calendar is a page on my website: http://mrhunterscience6.weebly.com/assignment-calendar.html. Missing assignments will receive a 0 until they are submitted.
If a student is absent from class, they should visit the assignment calendar to see what they missed! If they have questions, they should see me or e-mail me from their student accounts.
How can parents communicate with me?
- Private Message in Remind *Students are not allowed to use Remind to communicate because they are under 13.
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website Contact: http://mrhunterscience6.weebly.com/contact.html
- Drop in for a visit!
Students should have something to write with and something to write on each day. I'm not particular!
Student Checklist of Survival Skills for Mr. Hunter’s Class
_____ Finding my grades in Home Base
_____ Finding Remind Messages on Mr. Hunter’s Website
_____ Finding the School Website
_____ Finding the Assignment Calendar
_____ Checking for Missing Assignments in Home Base
_____ Finding Assignments on the Assignment Calendar on the days that I’m absent from school
_____ Setting Up a Digital Portfolio in Google Sites
_____ Checking School E-mail
_____ Adding attachments to school e-mail
_____ Making a copy of a Google Doc
_____ Applying a template to a Google Doc
_____ Creating a Google Slides presentation
_____ Making a copy of a Google Slides presentation
_____ Applying templates to Google Docs or Google Slides
_____ Understanding Points Systems
_____ Understanding Teamwork
_____ Understanding how to monitor my grades weekly
When your feet cross the line at the classroom door, your mouth should close and you should be prepared to learn. You should go to your seat and begin working. You are here to work and to learn and I believe that it is important for working and learning to occur from the first second you enter the classroom. I will visit with each of you every day during class. If you need to ask me a question or address a specific concern, make sure that you do that when I visit with you or ask to speak to me after class. Also, feel free to e-mail me with any questions you might have about class.
It is important for the classroom to remain neat, clean, and orderly. Students are not allowed to enter the teacher's desk without permission. Students are not allowed to use the sinks or the back cabinets without permission from the teacher. Students are not allowed in bookshelves or cabinets without the teacher's permission. Students should not use the computers without the permission of the teacher.