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Biography

Michelle DeRubeis

Grades 7 and 8 Teacher / ELA

Email:  mderubeis@catholicacademystamford.org

 

 

 

 

As a Catholic school educator, I feel that God has given me a great gift in the ability to inform, form, and transform the minds and hearts of our students. As a parent of three children who completed all their years in the Stamford Catholic schools, I appreciate and respect the sacrifices parents make to send their children to our schools. I also know that our schools need to prepare the students to live faith filled lives.  I use that knowledge to ensure they are not only academically prepared but spiritually as well.

 

I have been blessed to be a part of the Diocese of Bridgeport  school system for many years. I am extremely proud to be a part of the Catholic Academy of Stamford Upper School. I will bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to all my students, instilling in them that we are all lifelong learners.

 

 

Education/Certification:

 

  • BA Political Science, Curry College
  • MA Elementary Education, University of Bridgeport
  • State of Connecticut Professional Educator Certificate
  • Cyril of Jerusalem Religious Education Certification

 

 

Professional Experience/Recognitions:

 

  • 30 years Catholic school educator, Diocese of Bridgeport
  • 25 years Principal’s Assistant, during my teaching tenure

 

 

 

Recent Posts

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 1/7-1/11

THERE IS NO FORMAL HOMEWORK FOR EITHER GRADE UNTIL AFTER MIDTERMS. PLEASE USE YOUR TIME WISELY AND ORGANIZE AND PREPARE YOUR MATERIALS FOR STUDYING.
 
ELA MIDTERM-BOTH GRADES ON MONDAY 1/14.

MIDTERM NOTES:

7th- Students have the format, date and vocabulary word bank for ELA Midterm 
        which will be Monday 1/14.
 
8th- Students have the format, date and vocabulary word bank for ELA Midterm
        which will be Monday 1/14.

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 12/10-12/14

7th- ALL essays are due Friday 12/14: in printed format.
       No new vocabulary until after midterms.
       Wordbank for midterm vocabulary to be handed out next week.
 
 
8th- Vocabulary Unit 7 pgs. & quiz-Thursday 12/13.
        Christmas poem with annotations & questions for discussion due Friday.
        Mr. Clarke discussion on Friday.
        Wordbank for vocabulary midterm to be handed out next week.
         

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 12/3-12/7

7th- Unit 7 Vocabulary quiz & pgs due on Monday 12/10
       DBQ conferencing this week. 
 
8th- Vocabulary review units 3-6 pgs. due Friday. No quiz this week. Crucible Act 
        II due Friday 12/7

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 11/26-11/30

7th- Vocabulary Review Units - 4-6, pgs 80-87 due on Friday 11/30
        NO QUIZ THIS WEEK
        DBQ Essay-Rough Draft due Monday 12/3-conference with myself to follow.
        (all rough drafts should be completed by this date.
 
 
 
8th- Vocabulary Unit 6, Pgs & quiz on Monday 12/3
        Crucible-ongoing
        Plato's The Allegory of the Cave-Close Read & Questions due Thursday 
        11/29 (discussion with Mr. Clarke).
         

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 11/19-11/21

7th Grade - NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!
                    *Please be sure your Social Studies packet on the colonies is in                                order & complete. Essay will be assigned shortly. Thesis must be 
                      approved by either Ms. Lamb or Mr. DiBuono.
 
 
8th Grade- NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK
                   G Block DBQ Essay due tomorrow
                   E Block DBQ Essay due Wednesday- if you will be out on
                   on Wednesday, it is due on Tuesday.

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 11/13-11/16

7th- Vocabulary Unit 6 -Quiz & pgs. Friday 11/16
 
8th-  Vocabulary Unit 5 Quiz & pgs. Friday 11/16
         DBQ conferencing through 11/16-DBQ Essay due Monday 11/19
         please print out to hand in. No late papers will be accepted.

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 11/5

7TH- * Vocabulary Unit 5-pgs & Quiz due THURSDAY 11/8.
          * 2nd read of Veteran's Day text.
          
      
 
8TH- Vocabulary Unit 4- pgs due on Friday 11/9-THERE IS NO QUIZ THIS
          WEEK!
 
      
          Salem Witch Trials-Scavenger Hunt due Wednesday 11/7
 
 
           DBQ ESSAY-Due Wednesday 11/14
                                  Writing structure can be found on Google classroom
                                  All essays to be handed in printed format.
 

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 10/22-10/26

7th- Vocabulary Unit 4 quiz & Pgs. Friday 10/26
        *THERE WILL BE NO VOCABULARY UNIT NEXT WEEK
        Literature Book Pg. 686- Vocabulary Development & Grammar
        *In class engagement on Monsters.....on Monday 10/29
 
 
 
8th-  Review Unit 1-3 , Pgs. only due on Friday-THERE IS NO QUIZ this week.
        *NO VOCABULARY UNIT NEXT WEEK.

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 10/15-10/19

7th Grade- Vocabulary Review Unit 3 pgs. due Thursday. there is NO quiz this 
                   week.
                   
                   Literature pg. 28- questions 1,2,6,7
 
8th Grade- ATM ad due Wefnesday 10/17
                   Vocabulary and pgs. Unit 3 due Friday. 10/19
                   Read & annotate Drummer Boy of Shiloh

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 10/8-10/12

7th Grade-* Vocabulary Unit 3 quiz & pgs. on Monday 10/15-Please note the day 
                   change from Friday.
                    *Literature book pg. 10 question #1 & pg. 11 questions #1 & 2. Due                           on Wednesday 10/10.
                   *Pg. 30 Literature Book
 
8th Grade- * Unit 2 quiz & pgs. on Friday 10/12
                   * Close Read with Annotations due Thursday 10/11
                   *The Crucible book due Monday 10/15- Please note the extension,
                     please purchase or order if you have not done so.
                    *Pg. 14 in Literature book 
                   

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 10/1-10/5

7th GRADE- Vocabulary Unit 2, PGS. & Quiz Friday 10/5
 
8th GRADE- Please purchase THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller by 10/12
                      There is NO vocabulary this week.

HOMEWORK WEEK OF 9/24-9/28

7th Grade- Vocabulary Unit 1 pages and quiz will be due on Friday 9/28
 
8th Grade- Vocabulary Unit 1 pages and quiz will be due on Friday 9/28
                   Grit questions 1-3 due by Friday 9/28
 
Debate- Journal debate/argument due for Wednesday 9/26

PLEASE NOTE: NEWSPAPER WILL START NEXT THURSDAY-9/27-IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS TO GO TO MOVIE DAY!

WEEK OF 9/17-9/21
 7th- NONE
 8th-DEBATE-Journal argument due Wednesday 9/19
       9/11 Document short answer
*WE WILL BEGIN VOCABULARY NEXT WEEK IN 7th & 8th GRADE