Hello and welcome to Strong Middle School Science with Mrs. DePalma! I am so happy to have you in my class! I love teaching Sixth grade, and I hope that passion translates into a great experience for all students in my classroom! It is my mission as a teacher to motivate students to take responsibility to make positive choices about their lives. I believe in each student’s ability to succeed and am committed to empower him or her to believe in their ability to succeed as well.
I grew up in Lincoln Park and am a LPHS graduate. (Go Rails!) I earned a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University, (Go Eagles!) From there I earned a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College and a Master in the Art of Science – Technology from Walden University. I am blessed to have such a solid educational foundation to use in my classroom.
In addition to teaching, I also love to coach basic and competitive figure skating. I coach at the Taylor Sportsplex and in several of the ice arenas in the Downriver Area. In August I am usually found at Melvindale’s Safety Town. There I teach pre-school students everything they need to know about being safe in and around their environment. As you can see, I spend a lot of my free time with kids!
As you begin your first year at Strong Middle School, I know it is a new beginning and not knowing what to expect can be stressful. Remember, we are in this together! I am always here to help you! We can do this!
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad!
Julie Andrews: My Favorite Things
These are a Few of My Favorite Things!
Musicals, Chocolate Ice Cream, Pepperoni Pizza, Reading, Ice Skating, Camping and Campfires, Olive Garden, Chili’s, Chips and Salsa, Humus and Pita Bread, Taco Tuesday, Mickey Mouse, and Strong Middle School Students!