___________________ OLA Middle School ___________________
My name is Mr. Craig Ernest, and I will be your child’s eighth grade social studies teacher this year. I will spend a great deal of time with your child in the upcoming school year. Because of this, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about myself-both personally and professionally.
I was born and raised in a small town in central Pennsylvania. I moved to Georgia in July of 2005 to raise my family. My wife, Sarah, and I had our first child, Ryan, in August of 2005. We also have a daughter, McKenzie. Both of our children attend Ola schools. I love watching sports, playing sports, and watching my children play sports. I enjoy playing golf, Frisbee golf, darts, reading, and spending time with my family. As a teaching professional, I substitute taught one year and taught one year of middle school math in Pennsylvania before moving to Virginia. In Virginia, I taught two years of third grade and one year of fourth grade. This will be my seventeenth year as a teacher for the Henry County School Systems.
Eighth grade can be a difficult year for some students. The workload can be overwhelming at times and the students are pushed to be creative, independent thinkers. However, I have planned an exciting year for my class.
As a parent, you are the most important person in your child’s life, and we need to work together for your child’s benefit. I need your support for the homework assignments, academic goals and classroom discipline plan I have set for the students. I will keep you informed about your child’s progress. With school and home working together, I know your child will have a successful year.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child this school year.
Mr. Craig Ernest