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Ms. Denise Briggs Potter
I'm excited to be teaching both Learning Strategies to grades 9-12, and English 9 With Support. My career background is in writing and teaching. I began my career as a business writer and later decided to write for fun while pursuing my interest in teaching. I received my special education certification and then my language arts endorsement so that I would be able to teach both special education and language arts. My goal as your student's teacher is to enable your child to experience the relevance of what they are learning while realizing their individual talents, learning style, and special place in the world. Please feel free to contact me (email is generally best) if you have questions or concerns about your student's progress.
I've lived on Bainbridge Island for 30 years and have three grown children, all who graduated from BHS. They each had three different learning styles and personalities, which I believe helped not only prepare me for teaching, but instilled a passion for helping every child learn and succeed.