•  "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."   
    - William Butler Yeats
    Heather Garcia
    English Language Arts Dept: WHMS
    908-689-0750, ext. 2559
    Highly Qualified Teacher of English K-12
    Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    Certified Reading Specialist

    The ELA 8 curriculum at WHMS is challenging, dynamic, and relevant.  It is designed to guide students to explore the world around them (both past and present) as well as to explore their individual and unique potential through reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking.

    My ultimate goal as an educator is to create a classroom environment where students are motivated and inspired to learn; a place they look forward to coming to each day; a place where they feel they are included, valued, and safe.  I further believe it is within my power to accomplish this goal.  It is my attitude and enthusiasm that determines the climate of my classroom.  I truly love what I teach, and I whole-heartedly strive to help each of my students succeed.