I teach 11th and 12th Language Arts at Lanier High, and I am excited to join the Longhorn community this year!  I have twenty five years of experience in public education as a high school English Language Arts teacher, middle school Title I writing teacher, high school media specialist, and K-instructional technology specialist.  I’ve had diverse teaching experiences in Cherokee, Gwinnett, Fulton, and Hall County schools.  In addition, I served as the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library  in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013.

My passion is helping students grow and learn as inquirers, readers, and writers.   I love trying new strategies and approaches to teaching and learning; my goal is to provide students meaningful and regular  feedback that will help them embrace a growth mindset.

This blog is designed as a public space to share periodic updates and celebrations about our units of study and what we’re learning in our ELA classes.   Daily updates/agendas will be provided in the Gwinnett County eClass portal.

Buffy J. Hamilton
Ed.S., Instructional Technology and School Library Media, University of Georgia, 2005
M.Ed., English Education, University of Georgia, 2003
B.S., Elementary Education 4-8, Kennesaw State College, 1992