Phone: 404-913-7088 (Google Voice - you can call and/or text me at this number.)
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in English Education from Augusta College (1992) Master's Degree in Secondary English Education from Augusta State University (2008)
Ms. Laurie Frazier
PLEASE CHECK "CLASSROOM INFORMATION" TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT TODAY'S VIRTUAL CLASSROOM MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2:00 (03/27/20).
Also another great resource for Distance Learning from Mrs. Sidey, our media specialist! Digital Resources
I am so happy to be back at Schofield Middle School, but this time as a teacher! That's right! I actually was a student here when it was ninth and tenth grades before South Aiken High School was built. So I feel that I have come full circle as a Schofield Ram!
I actually have taught in Aiken County for 26 years with this beginning my 27th year! I previously taught at Kennedy Middle School (1993-1995), Aiken Middle School (1995-1996), and then North Augusta Middle School (1996-2018). I recently moved back to the area after teaching in West Columbia for a year, and I am thrilled to part of the Aiken County School system again!
I have two beautiful and intelligent daughters. Meghann is a 5th Grade teacher at Redcliffe Elementary School and Kristen is a nurse at University Hospital. In addition to my daughters, I have three grandchildren - Frazier (10), Lander (2), and Emmalyn (1). Being close to my family again is so important and being able to teach in a school where I actually attended helps me feel connected to my community.
I plan to encourage, support, and challenge my students to be the best possible version of themselves they can be so that when they leave our school, they will have the skills and confidence to succeed in high school! And every day, my students are told to "respect your education." I believe EVERY child can succeed!
"Education is the most powerful education we can use to change the world." (Nelson Mandela)
If you need to reach me, please call me at (803) 641-2770, and my planning period is from 1:15 to 2:10.
DISTANCE LEARNING UPDATE:
For the first time ever in my teaching career, distance-learning and virtual classrooms are now the "new normal." Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr., said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Well, COVID-19 and the current situation it presents is our challenge. Our nation as well as our state and local officials are doing their very best to keep us safe and healthy during this "new normal."
Schofield teachers, faculty, and staff are committed to making sure we are there for our students and their families. We are all embracing new ways to teach and communicate with our students through distance learning and platforms for holding virtual classrooms. I am learning so many new programs and platforms that I can use to maintain contact and be able to serve my students. I'm hoping practice makes perfect! Our school district has asked us to be available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during this time of distance learning. My goal is to set up an hour a day where students can use www.freeconferencecall.com to access me (time TBA) so that we can have a virtual classroom. The rest of the time, I will be actively contacting parents though texting (my Google Voice number is 404-913-7088), phone calls (I do not have phone numbers for some students or some of the numbers need to be updated so please email me with a number where I can reach you), email (email@example.com), and virtual classroom (instructions will be posted as soon as I have them in place).
Parents and guardians, please remember to actively monitor your child's progress with the instructional packets. These can be found on my Schoology page (again I am working to get that in place if you have not picked up your packet), and they can also be turned in on Schoology.
In addition, I will be posting additional assignments day-by-day like I usually do that I believe will help your child continue to prepare for 9th grade. Again, please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions or concerns.
We will get through this very trying time, and we will emerge as stronger and more caring citizens of this great state and country. Be safe. Be kind. Be humane.