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Welcome to the Language Arts Department

  • The mission of the Language Arts & Literacy Support Team is to help students achieve academic mastery in the areas of reading, writing, speaking & listening, as well as grammar and vocabulary development.  Our team utilizes adtive learning strategies and technology integration to meet each individual student's needs, and help our students grow and develop as learners.   

Meet Our Team

Department Chair & 7th Grade Language Arts

Mrs. Pompilus

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Mrs. Pompilus

Mrs. Pompilus is a veteran teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching Language Arts at Attucks Middle School.  She is a kind and passionate teacher who believes that education is the key to personal growth.

8th Grade Language Arts

Mrs. Gaskins

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Mrs. Gaskins

Mrs. Gaskins is a veteran teacher of Attucks Middle School and an alumni of Attucks.  She has been teaching for over 25 years and has been introducing more and more technology in her classroom.

8th Grade Language Arts

Mrs. Morrison

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Mrs. Morrison

Mrs. Morrison comes to us as a veteran teacher from the beautiful island of Jamaica.  She is a constant supporter of our students and conducts our Literary Fair annually.  Mrs. Morrison has embraced the push towards technology integration and is now a leader in our department when it comes to using technology in the classroom.

8th Grade Literacy Support

Mrs. George-O'Brien

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Mrs. George-O'Brien

Mrs. George O'brien is our wonderful Reading teacher for the 8th grade.  She has been teaching for over 30 years and has multiple certifications to her name.  She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and traveling.

7th Grade Language Arts

Mrs. Sufra

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Mrs. Sufra

Mrs. Sufra comes to Attucks Middle School with 4 years of elementary school experience and a degree in exceptional studet education.  We are happy to have her as part of our family.

Ms. Montaque

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Ms. Montaque

Ms. Montaque is a vetreran Attucks teacher with experience in both Elementary and Secondary education.  She is a strong Reading teacher who places high value on the power to read.  In addition to teaching Reading, she also serves as our Hispanic Unity aftercare program director.

6th Grade Language Arts

Mr. Jonathan Harrington

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Mr. Jonathan Harrington

Mr. Harrington comes to us from Fort Lauderdale High School's Cambridge Program.  He is a dedicated and highly-qualified teacher with a passion for his students.

6th Grade Language Arts

Mrs. Badri

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Mrs. Badri

Mrs. Badri is a quiet strom in the classroom.  Her years of teaching experience in Dade County and love for her students have made her a perfect fit in the Attucks family.

Mrs. Thomson

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Mrs. Thomson

Mrs. Thomson is an amazing and supportive educator who specializes in English for Speakers of Other Languages.  She has taught English overseas for many years, as well as in college and she is now helping our Eagles rise to college and career readiness.  Mrs. Thomson has been fortunate to travel to many countries, including Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, and Spain. As an avid traveler and educator, she values and embraces cultural diversity with immense curiosity and extreme enthusiasm. 

6th Grade Literacy Support

Mrs. Jean

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Mrs. Jean

Mrs. Jean is a long time staff member of Attucks Middle School who decided to follow her passion and become a teacher.  Mrs. Jean serves as our 6th Grade Reading and Literacy Support teacher and helps us ensure that each of our students is college and career ready.  Mrs. Jean is also our cheerleading coach and participates actively in every aspect of the school to support her students.  All of this hard work and dedication paid off this year when she was voted Teacher of the Year for Attuks Middle.

6th Grade Literacy Support

Ms. McCarter

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Ms. McCarter

Ms. McCarter is  certified in exceptional student education and does double duty providing Literacy support to our students with special needs, and teaching reading strategies to help our Eagles rise to the challenge of being college & career ready!