Woodland Park Middle School

Cultivating leadership, compassion, and perseverance

WPMS - English/Language Arts

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." - Mark Twain

"Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It's like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can't stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship."
Anne Lamott from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life


Department Chairs:

Kimberly Saito

6th Grade Teachers:

Sue Cruz

Greg Gauthier

Jamie Halker

Patricia Lucia

Kim Osborn 

Tisha Seims 

Maritza Witmer

7th Grade Teachers:

Jacob Brittain 

Patty Browning 

8th Grade Teachers:

Felicia Ontiveros 

 Kim Saito

Tisha Seims 

Last Modified on August 28, 2015