Phone: 910-285-7183


Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Carolina Wilmington Bachelor of Arts - Middle Grades Education Concentration - Social Studies and ELA Minor - English

Ms. Gamez

Ms. Gamez 

Wallace Elementary

8th Grade - Language Arts 

Dear Students and Family, 

I graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington as a first-generation college student. I majored in Middles Grades Education with a concentration in Social Studies and a teaching field in Language Arts with a minor in English. I am thrilled to be teaching 8th grade Language Arts at Wallace Elementary for a second year. I love to teach and it is my passion to push my students to their highest academic potential. I look forward to a new and exciting school year with you all. 

Ms. Gamez

Welcome to 8th Grade ELA 

This year we will explore how authors, illustrators, and our community use their voices -- to celebrate, to persuade, to question, to critique, and to urge people to act. We will also explore how our own thinking, reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language skills can impact our community and the world around us.

Our work begins with a close examination of who we are as readers, writers, and members of society. Our likes and dislikes, our beliefs and biases, and how these are formed through our experiences and shaped by our community. From there, we will consider how personal qualities influence how we view and interact with the world around us.

Eighth Grade Language Arts is designed to involve students in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Students will continue to develop an appreciation for literature through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Emphasis is placed on moving from the literal to the abstract in the students’ critical thinking skills and in the use of language.





Things I Enjoy in Life

    • Watching sunset or sunrise
    • Learning
    • Favorite color is blue and lavender
    • Going to the beach
    • Reading
    • Going to concerts
    • Netflix and Disney Plus
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