• Name: Sherri Toussaint, J.D.
    Subjects / Classes Taught: English 3-4H and English 3-4     fdf
    Degree(s): Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Journalism
     
     

     

    Teacher Biography:

    Dr. Toussaint earned a Juris Doctor degree with Distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law where she was an Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review.  She has been published twice in national legal journals.  In addition, Dr. Toussaint has an undergraduate degree in Journalism, also from the University of Nebraska.  Prior to teaching at South Mountain High School, Dr. Toussaint spent ten years as a partner in a Phoenix Law firm and ten years working for a Fortune 500 corporation.  While in private law practice, Dr. Toussaint's focus was exclusively in the area of Family Law where she regularly worked with school personnel and child psychologists on issues related to the best interests of children.  
    Teacher Welcome

    Welcome!  I believe our students are the future of this country.  I want to help each student develop their potential so they know that they are special and have something unique to offer the world.  I want to assist students in developing a mind that works for them so they can discover who they are, express their own opinions, and nurture their own ideas. 

    Student Grades and Attendance

    Parents -- You can find out how many absences your student has, and your student's 
    updated grade every week at ParentVUE.  If you don't have the access information, 
    please contact the school's registrar at 602-764-5017.  Students also have access to 
    their grades at all times through StudentVUE.

    Homework:

    Students are required to have a reading book and to read at home each night.  If you do not 
    see your child reading at home as homework, please ask them about it and help them obtain 
    books when necessary.
     
    Tutoring
     
    Tutoring is available Tuesday through Friday during Jag Time (Advisory).  Students must 
    sign-up in advance for tutoring.  
     
    Expectations

    Every student should come each day prepared to learn.  At a minimum, students will need a 
    black or blue ink pen and lined paper every day.  
     
    The best way to be successful in my classroom is to following these four simple guidelines:

    1.  Come to class on time.

    2.  Come to class prepared.

    3.  Be respectful to staff and students.

    4.  Give your best effort each day.

     
    For more information on policies, expectations, class rules, etc., consult the Plan For Success 
    below.