Hello Parents and Guardians!
I am Mrs. Hester and I would like to welcome you to the 2020 school year at Baines Middle School!
I am going into my 4th year of teaching - all of which has been here at BMS. I am originally from California where I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Redlands. I moved to Texas with my family in 1996 and later earned my MBA from the University of Houston. Then, I went on to earn my teaching credentials through an accelerated course from ACT Houston. I am now attending school (online) to earn my Master's in Librarianship. I spent most of my working years in Corporate America where after over 25 years, left to pursue a career in the field of teaching. In addition to teaching ELA, I am also Adviser to the National Junior Honor Society, which keeps me quite busy outside of classroom instruction.
I am excited and optimistic for the 2020-2021 school year and have high expectations for my students. I am committed to providing them with engaging instruction that will be rigorous with lots of reading and writing, will challenge their thinking, and develop their reading and writing skills to higher levels.
I am so excited to be your child’s 7th grade ELA teacher. It’s going to be an interesting, but great year full of new friends, new adventures, and new discoveries!
Let’s make this an incredible year!