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I am Nordia McLaughlin and I will be teaching 8th Grade ELA. I began my teaching education journey at the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica West Indies where I majored in English Language and Literature. My journey continues as I am still learning from my colleagues and students each day. Further, I am entering my thirteenth year as a classroom teacher and my sixth year serving the students and families of STEM Early High School and Vance County Schools.
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.