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Alana Hacker   

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Welcome to the Legends Team!! My name is Mrs. Alana Hacker, and I am the English teacher on the Legends team and the team leader.  This year marks my 31st year as a reading/language arts teacher here at South Laurel Middle School.  During the first two years of my teaching career, we were actually still South Laurel Junior High School. Over the last several years, I have begun to have students whose parents I had as students a number of years ago.  Yes, I have been here for a while.  I received my undergraduate degree at Tennessee Technological University and my Master's Degree at Eastern Kentucky University.  But most of what I have learned about teaching and dealing with students has happened right here  in the classroom.  Believe me, some of that stuff they just don't teach in college. One of the biggest things I have learned is that each student is an individual with individual needs and concerns. I will do my best to address each child's needs and concerns while trying to still teach each child to have responsibility and show respect for those around him or her.  This year will be a difficult year as many of our students will become teenagers and face the many trials of adolescence.   But if we as teachers, students, and parents work together, well, we will be able get through it all just fine.

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