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Mrs. Cecelia Stricker (BS, MAE; Cumberland University & Middle Tennessee State University) 

English I & ACT Prep Classroom Teacher 

Trousdale County High School

Planning Time: "A" Days 4th Block (1:15-2:45)

School Phone: (615) 374-2201

ceceliastricker@tcschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

Parent-Teacher Conference: 

October 17th (Thursday)

 

Fall Break: 

October 18th-25th

 

Back to School on October 28th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello! Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
My name is Cecelia (Kemp) Stricker. I teach English I, English III, ACT Prep, and facilitate the Dual Enrollment English 1010/1020 course for seniors at TCHS. I am very excited to have the new Freshmen in my class this year. This website has been designed by our school district to help keep parents informed about their child's academic achievements and progress.

About Me:

I am a 14 year teacher here at TCHS. I was born and raised in Trousdale County and was a graduate of (old) TCHS in 2002. My mother (Ellen Kemp) was an elementary teacher at TCES for 38 years and has recently retired from our profession. My father (Jimmy Kemp) worked for Hartmann Luggage in Lebanon for 34 years and is now enjoying the retirement life.
My wonderful husband and I have been married for eight years and have a beautiful dog named Zoey.

 

I graduated from Cumberland University with a Bachelor's Degree in English in 2006. I also graduated from Cumberland in 2008 with my Masters Degree in Education. I am currently in course work to complete my doctorate degree at MTSU within the Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement program.

I love teaching Freshmen, and this my 8th year of assuming the roll as a Junior English/ACT Prep teacher. Both age groups of students amaze me every day with what they can learn and accomplish.

Our state department has recently revised our ELA state standards. This will not change the curriculum we already have in place; we will have TWO main focus areas: Reading more complex texts and "Higher" Vocabulary. We feel, as an English Department, that reading and vocabulary need to be increased within our schools. We have seen the improvement with test scores with the increased reading implications we have already incorporated. You will see your child's vocabulary and reading comprehension increase if they follow our guidelines. Expectations are high and we will be working extremely hard. I am very excited about the implementation of Common Core within our classrooms. I had the honor of training classroom teachers in Common Core from 2012-2017 as a Common Core Coach/facilitator for the state. Being a Core Coach helped me to understand the rigor and instruction of Common Core. I was a learner and then a teacher. Our Revised TN State Standards are based off of the CCSS; this is our 3rd year being immersed in those standards. Freshmen will be taking the TNReady test in the spring; they will also take the PreACT in the winter (Jan. 22nd). The juniors are no longer state tested with TNReady. Our main focus in English III this year is the ACT test which will be tested on March 17th. 

I am looking forward to the rest of this year! Please let me know if there ever is anything I can do to help!