Hello families! My name is Steve Davis, and I'll be teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies this year. This will be my 2nd year at VMS, and I am thrilled to be starting the year with my fellow Knights!
This is my 15th year of teaching, all at the middle school level. I've taught Social Studies for most of my career, and recently added in Language Arts about 5-6 years ago. I really enjoy how the two subjects can blend together and interact with each other, which is why being on a 2-person team for the past 4 years has worked out so great! The 2-person team allows me to get to know my students extremely well, and for them to get to know me also. That teacher-student relationship is of extreme importance if student achievement is our goal!
In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and two children. My wife Kristi is in her first year teaching, so our conversations are mainly about teaching these days. My daughter Brynn is in 5th grade and enjoys soccer and theater. My son Lincoln is a 1st grader and enjoys video games and battling villains in his imaginary world. We are also big fans of the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds, as well as the Ohio State Buckeyes. Even though I've been out of Ohio since 2001, it's tough to give up on the sports teams I grew up rooting for. Maybe someday I will embrace the Colorado sports scene, but for now it's still O-H-I-O!
You will find a calendar of the learning that we'll be doing here on this site. Eventually we will be moving into a Google calendar, and when that happens I'll be sure to get the link up on here for everyone to be able to access. Please be patient with that, though, as I am not as advanced in the world of Google as I'd like to be (yet).