Mrs. Joan LaBarbera - ELA



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English and Language Arts Education 7-12 Masters of Education in Literacy

Mrs. Joan LaBarbera

Hello and Welcome to 7th and 8th grade ELA for the 2020-2021 school year! 

This is my ninth year at School 16. I love reading novels and I love teaching writing strategies to help you explain what you are reading about!

 I sincerely hope that reading this message finds you and your family healthy and happy. Thank you very much for checking in and caring about your child's education during this unprecedented time. I look forward to a time when we are back in school and interacting face to face rather than on a computer screen! I know these are strange and uncharted waters and I promise to provide ELA instruction to the best of my ability! 

I will be utilizing Class Dojo and Microsoft Teams (which can be accessed on your child's Office 365 account) exclusively to interact with the class, post content, and share assignments and feedback. Please visit the "Microsoft Teams" tab for further directions on logging in. 

If you are not connected with Class Dojo and wish to be, please e-mail me! 

I am very responsive on Class Dojo. If you do not have the app downloaded yet, please do so as soon as possible so you don't miss any announcements or messages. I absolutely encourage you to message me anytime with questions or concerns and I will do my best to respond promptly. 

Students' work must be submited through Microsoft Teams unless an alternate arrangement has been discussed with me.