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Welcome to 8th Grade English Language Arts

Hello, I'm Miss K and I want to welcome you to 8th Grade English Language Arts!
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Hello, Everyone!
My name is Elyse Kuntz -- Miss K -- and I am so excited to be at Rocky Fork Middle School! Here is just a little bit of information about me in case we haven't met in the hallways or if you're completely new to the school; I am what we like to call an "OG" teacher here at RFMS, because I have been at this school since the first day it opened.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the same town where both of my parents grew up -- I actually attended the same high school that both of my parents graduated from as well. After high school I realized the love I have for the city I grew up in so I chose to continue my education at the University of Pittsburgh where I got my bachelor's degree in English with a focus in writing and poetry analysis and then stayed to obtain my master's degree in 7-12 English and Special Education. After graduation I stayed in Pittsburgh for a year to teach at a local district, and although I loved the city of Pittsburgh, I knew greater things were waiting for me south of the Mason Dixon. So I came down here to Tennessee and have been here ever since. Reading and writing has always been something I found comfort in, and it is my ultimate goal to show my students how they can escape through written language. In my time away from the classroom I enjoy running and biking; drinking green or chai tea at different cafes; exploring new places with my friends; and visiting with my two amazing god-children, Shane and Aubrey. If there is anything that you have questions about or want to discuss with me please do not hesitate to reach out! I look forward to a fun and productive year in 8th grade English!