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About Me

This is my second year teaching at Gorzycki, and I love being a part of the tiger family! GMS is the perfect place to work because of the awesome students and staff. 
 
I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Special Education from UT in 2018 (hook 'em!) and have such a passion for working with middle school aged students. 
 
Before moving to Austin for college, I grew up in Beaumont, a city close to the Louisiana border in Southeast Texas. My family has since moved to the Houston area, so I try to spend some time there as well.
 
 During my free time, I like to take my two dogs to parks around Austin; our favorite is Turkey Creek Trail in Emma Long Park! I also enjoy trying out a bunch of Austin's best restaurants with my husband; we LOVE the food scene in Austin!
 
Please reach out to me if you need anything!
 

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Bill of Rights Hand Signals

Ms. Conrad and Ms. Pawlicki presenting the hand signals to remember the Bill of Rights! Use this to study for your quiz on Monday!

Excel Garden Space

Parents and students of my 6th period excel class (and anyone wanting to be a part of the new garden space), 
 
Exciting news! Gorzycki has multiple garden-spaces/flower beds on campus that need care and attention, and our sixth period class was able to sign-up to maintain one of the garden-spaces! Throughout the school year, once a week or every other week, our class will visit the garden-space to give it some love and attention (and what a great way for us to work together as a group). We can plant flowers, herbs, plants, vegetables, etc., and the students all want to bury a time capsule to dig up at the end of their eighth grade year (what a great idea!). This Tuesday (October 1st) will be our first sixth period spent at the garden space. Please bring sunscreen and plenty of water with you. Also, if you have any gardening tools we can borrow to help us start getting our space cleaned up, you are welcome to bring those as well. It would be a huge help to us. 
 
I am really excited for this new project - we will all grow as gardeners together. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Study Skills Info - Meeting for Parents of Students in Study Skills (Special Education Study Skills, only)

Study Skills Information Meeting for Parents

When: Thursday, September 12th at 5pm
Where we'll meet: Room 815, the Study Skills Classroom
Who is invited: parents of students enrolled in a Study Skills class (via Special Education; Teachers: Garcia, Conroy, Brisco only)
 
What we'll cover:
Supporting our students is a team effort. At this meeting, we'll discuss ways that The home teammates and the school teammates can support one another when it comes to the organization, planning, and task-management tools used within the Study Skills classes.  How should your student's planner look when they arrive home? Where will you find any completed tasks and/or homework items for the evening? What resources should my student be familiar with when it comes to looking for assignments, checking grades, or asking questions of staff? 
 
We'll take time to look at the unique tools and supports used within the Study Skills class, itself. We'll discuss, as a team, ways that a dependable, structured homework routine can help us strengthen your student's study and organizational skills. We'll also aim to answer any questions you might have about our classes and/or supports.
 
Please RSVP to this event!! by emailing Andrea Skola at andrea.skola@austinisd.org by Wednesday, Sept. 11th.
 
Thank you!!