Seventh-Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Parent Orientation Presentation                                                                 

Eighth Grade Promotion Requirements Letter

Autumn Botsch

Hello! My name is Ms. Autumn Botsch and I am the Middle School English/Social Studies teacher. My homeroom is 8th grade. This will be my fifth year teaching middle school English and my third year at 21st Century Preparatory School. Through Marquette University, I have a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences Degrees in Elementary Education and English. With a three year old daughter of my own, I devote all of my spare time to my family. I am eager to begin this new adventure of teaching English and Social Studies during the same class period.

My goal is to provide an interactive and quality education to all of my students. I have a passion of making a difference in everything I do, believing wholeheartedly in being a role model for my students. I believe a classroom is a cooperative community where everyone, teacher included, is able to learn. I firmly believe that each and every experience is something you can learn from. As an educator, a person is given the opportunity to present students with this great gift every day and this is a responsibility I take very seriously. I fully intend to make every lesson an opportunity for all students to take charge of their learning and develop skills useful for life outside of school.

 

Brandon Page

Hello, my name is Brandon Page and I am returning to the 21st Century Prep. School community after being away for the past couple of years.  It is truly an honor to return to teaching in Racine and I look forward to helping our youth advance academically and socially during the upcoming school year.

I was born in Lake City, Iowa and would have most likely followed in the agricultural footsteps of my family, but my father took a new position in his job and we relocated to Racine in 1982. In school, I was always interested in what we were studying and during 7th grade, I had a teacher that opened my eyes to history.  He taught in a way that made me think more critically about what we were learning and taught me at an early age to focus more on asking a proper question than try to find a right answer.

Upon graduation from high school, I left Racine and attended UW-Whitewater.  During college, I did my best to become involved with the community and joined Latinos Unidos, wrote for a campus newsletter, played intermural sports, and helped start a program to bring inner-city youth to campus so they could experience what college life was like.  I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Education, specializing in History and English Writing. 

After I graduated, I spent seven years teaching middle school students in various subjects, with most of my time in the core subjects of social studies and math.  At the conclusion of my seventh year, I was given an opportunity to enter administration as the Dean of Students.  I gladly accepted the offer and moved into working on behavior systems and discipline for the school.  I also took on athletic director duties and community programming.  I then took a position as a Middle School Principal and continued to help the school community by working with teachers to best engage students inside and outside of the classroom.  It was a satisfying role, but my true passion in education lies in working directly with students and I am happy to be back in the classroom for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Parents are obviously a vital part of their child’s education and I have always enjoyed working with families.  Education is about establishing communities and working together to ensure students get the best out of their school year.  I am always here to help and want the education at 21st Century Prep. School to be the best there is. The upcoming school year will be fun, challenging, and I’m looking forward to the experiences that are ahead!

Sarah Todd

I am a lifelong learner, seeking to grow in my knowledge and professionalism year to year.  I have had the pleasure of teaching in several different schools from CA, TX, WI and even in Papua New Guinea.  Through these opportunities, I bring a unique life experience to the classroom and believe that all students can learn and succeed.

Education and science are some of my passions.  I enjoy designing hands on learning activities and labs to assist students in further understanding of science concepts.  Also, I have found that using technology and outside resources is a necessity to reach all learners.

I believe that as technology brings the world closer it is crucial to continue to prepare students for not only a job in their community commensurate with their interests and skills but to prepare them to be a good citizen of their broader world. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly important to excite students about science and engineering (STEM) and broaden their horizons about what science encompasses.

Finally, I know that America’s longtime leadership in the world will only continue as we continue to provide top quality education for the next generation’s leaders.