Ms. Blackwell

Hello My Name Is...

Laurie Blackwell

I have been teaching for 24 years, 18 of them here at Fort Sumner. I am a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. I am the mother of 3 kids, Sara, Scott and Ty Ballard...all of whom have either graduated from or are still in school here in Fort Sumner.
I have 3 cats, 3 dogs, 2 horses and 1 hen!
 I love God, my family, coffee, walking, yoga, reading, and travel. 
In addition to teaching, I am the Business Professionals of America [BPA] sponsor
and the National Honor Society [NHS] co-sponsor.

Classes 2014-15
1st - Economics
2nd - 7th grade Math
3rd - Geometry
4th - Dual Credit
5th - Algebra II
6th - ITV/Dual Credit
7th - Prep

Expectations of Students
Students are expected to come to class prepared and to try at all times. 
Students can not succeed if they do not engage or try!
Students will have homework 2-3 times a week :-)
They are expected/required to take notes in class and keep a binder.
Student success is directly related to their effort!

You cannot open a book without learning something.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
                                                                           ~Albert Einstein