Kara Stevens

Welcome! I am ready to meet my incoming freshmen English students this semester and continue working with my PSAT students as they are now juniors. This school year's start certainly looks differently than any in the past, but I will do my best to provide my students with a great educational experience! #obpride

 

Mrs. Stevens's Office Hours for VIP & Quarantined Students:

Previously, I've been holding office hours on Zoom. From this point on, I've added all of my VIP and current quarantined students to a specific Microsoft Teams that I created called Mrs. Stevens's VIP & Quarantined Student Office Hours Team. Students access this through their OFFICE 365 account, then click on the Teams (the little purple people icon); they can also load the Microsoft Teams app to your phone or computer. This area will host my "office hours" from now on every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-2:30. 

If students have something they need to ask or talk to me "live" about, this is a great opportunity for them to do so. It's a come-and-go type style since other students from other classes may be checking in during this time as well. You are also welcome to message me at anytime of any questions you have through Schoology. I can also set up a different appointment/meeting on Teams for any student who needs further one-on-one assistance.

662-893-3344
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About the Teacher

Education
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in English Education  from The University of Mississippi (Go Rebs!); I have certification in Gifted Education, and I have also formerly taught Advanced Placement English Language and Composition and Spotlight in Desoto County Schools.. 

Bio
I have lived in DeSoto County my whole life, and I am proud to call it my home. It is a blessing that I get to teach in such a wonderful community. Some of my former teachers at OBMS and OBHS are who inspired me to become a teacher myself; I have been called to this job profession, and it is my hope that I can inspire my students as well to pursue their passion for a particular career. I attended school for a few years at Sacred Heart and then spent the majority of my school years at Olive Branch where I graduated. 
I've been married for seven years and love everything about my nerdy husband Andy. In my spare time (which is very little), I am usually found taking my corgi GUS on his daily walk, visiting with my family on their goat farm, reading from my endless stack of books, strolling through a local art festival, or watching sports (all kinds). I currently attend Fellowship Memphis, where I enjoy fellowship and worship with fellow believers.

English Links
Purdue Owl: MLA
MLA Formatting and Style Guide Info
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Electronic databases
Magnolia Database
If using at home, password is magn0897
https://magnolia.msstate.edu/databases?grade=high

PSAT
Interactive grammar exercises
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm

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