Derington, Esther » Esther Derington

Esther Derington

Reading Language Arts Grade 7
Phone: (254) 981-2120
Conference Time: 7th Period (1:48 p.m. to 2:47 p.m.)
Best Way to Contact: Send a message through Schoology Messages
7;30 to 7:55 a.m. on Monday - Friday
         3:35 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday - Thursday
Daily Schedule:
Periods 1 - Grade 7 Reading Lab
Period 2 - 3 RLA Grade 7, Section 1
Periods 4 - 5 - RLA Grade 7, Section 2
Period 6 - RLA Grade 7, Section 3 
Period 7 - Planning/Conference Period
Periods 8 - RLA Grade 7, Section 3 (continued)
Bell Schedule:
1st period 8:00-8:49
2nd period
3rd period 9:46-10:35
Lunch 10:35-11:05
4th period 11:09-11:58
5th period 12:02-12:51
6th period 12:55-1:44
7th period 1:48-2:37
8th period 2:41-3:30
This is my fourth year to teach at West Middle School. I have 28 years experience in education. I have earned an Associate of Applied Science from McLennan Community College, as well as, a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M, Commerce. I hold the following Texas Educator Certificates:  English Language Arts and Reading (4-8), English Language Arts and Reading (8-12), English as a Second Language Supplemental (EC-12), American Sign Language (EC-12), Hearing Impaired (PK-12),  and Elementary Self-Contained (1-6).
Being able to communicate and express thoughts and ideas is key for all of us no matter what our goals are. Reading Language Arts is the place to develop these skills. We are going to have an amazing year exploring listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking skills.
ClassLink: West ISD uses ClassLink as a single sign on solution for students. The URL for ClassLink is If a student is unsure of how to access it, please have them contact me, and I’ll be glad to help!

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