Mahomet-Seymour Junior High
(217) 586-4415, ext 103
Welcome! My name is Pam Iverson and this will be my tenth year teaching
language arts. My family and I live in Mahomet and have for the last sixteen
years. I have two daughters, both are graduates of this district.
I have a B.S. degree in elementary education with several middle school
endorsements from the University of Illinois.
I am originally from the Quad Cities, specifically, Rock Island, Illinois.
Except for missing the Mississippi, my whole family loves this area, and
especially the great community in which we live.
Class Motto-I will not accept what I do not expect, and I expect your
My passion is writing and reading and I hope to provide a comfortable
environment in which students feel free to experiment with different reading
and writing genres in order to find their own niche in any one genre.
Students will participate in various reading and writing activities and
through these activities they will gain the essential fundamentals to help
them not only succeed in high school, but in life. Because writing is such an
essential requirement in everyday life, students will be exposed to many
types of writing.
Reading is a central focus in my classroom, and as we begin a new school year
I would like to share some thoughts about reading with you. Reading is a
skill and the only way to get better at reading is to read. Students will be
expected to read something daily outside the classroom. Please discuss with
your child what they are reading and what they are learning from the
material. If nothing else this can serve as a great conversation starter at
dinner. Students will also be exposed to various reading genres: realistic
fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, plays, etc. This
wide variety of literature study aids in the process of finding a genre to
Additional opportunities to assist in reading comprehension are beneficial.
Even the basic of questions about a novel or piece of reading material can
only enhance learning. I hope you enjoy this phase of your child’s
educational experience. I know the middle school years are my favorite one’s