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Welcome to Grade 8 English Language Arts With Ms. Ricker

Welcome Class of 2022! 
If you were unable to attend back to school night, you can review my presentation here!
About Ms. Ricker
After growing up in Southern California, I attended California State University, Sacramento where I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in English ('97) before moving to New Jersey in 1999. I attended Georgian Court College (now GCU) where I earned my Master's in Education ('02). I have been working as an 8th grade language arts teacher in Marlboro since 2001.
During that time, I met my husband whom I married on a Hawaiian beach in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, our first son came along followed by his younger brother in 2009. In 2012, we added to our family with our two dogs, Cody and Walker.
When I'm not in the classroom, grading papers, or planning lessons, I can likely be found watching hockey  - live or on TV. As a mom of two hockey players - a peewee and a U16 - my off hours are spent running from practice to practice and game to game to cheer on my boys.
Class Needs
  • A positive attitude
  • A charged Chromebook
  • Headphones
  • Pen and/or pencil (most materials will be delivered online)
  • Access to a planner - either the school provided planner OR the digital calendar and "To Do" list available on Google Classroom.
Access Google Classroom assignments through the links provided.  
Be sure you have selected the correct class period to ensure access to the most accurate information.

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