• Welcome Parents & Guardians
    Hi there! I am here to help your student succeed in class and in life. I'm also here to answer any questions you have or address any concerns you have about your student's learning and progress. Always feel free to contact me.
    Parents are their child's first and best teacher. You are so important to your child's success. High schoolers aren't small children anymore, but there are several things you can do to help them succeed. There are a few suggestions for how to help your student below.
    The best way to contact me is by email:
  • A Word About PROJECTS 

    Physics is a very hands-on course and your student will work individually and with peers on several major projects this year. Your student may be part of a design/build team creating a mousetrap car, egg-drop device, foosball launcher, and more. There will be many other labs and smaller projects in class, as well.
    Please contact me as early in the project timeline as possible if your student needs help with materials and/or supplies for these projects. We make every attempt to provide access to the things students need to build their projects. Some students enjoy going above and beyond or trying something I don't have supplies for in the classroom. The maximum total spending limit PER PROJECT (not per student) is $10. I encourage students to recycle materials they already have access to and ask for donations or scrap material from local stores and businesses. Ideally, they will not need to spend any money at all on the projects.   
  •  How to Help Your Student Succeed!
    Make sure your student is in school unless he/she is sick. Students who miss a lot of school have a VERY hard time succeeding in classes. It can be very hard to catch up once a student gets behind in their work and learning.

    Check your student's progress and attendance using ParentVUE. You can contact Registration at Maryvale to get a free account if you don't have one yet. On ParentVUE, you can see your student's current progress period grade, attendance in classes, and more.
    Check your child's Canvas class regularly. Here you can see all of your child's assignments and grades on assignments and quizzes. This will let you know what we're doing in class and what homework has been assigned. If you need access to your child's Canvas account, contact me  

    Create a distraction-free work space where your student can work on homework. Encourage your student to do homework and to study. Sit with him/her and have a family reading and study time. Quiz your student on vocabulary words, read their notes and ask questions, etc.  

    Encourage your student to get tutoring or make up missing labs during Advisory, before or after school, or during lunch. I am here to help!  :)

    Contact me with any questions or concerns.