Paula Shope
    Athens, Greece
    It was during the seven years of substitute teaching at Grapevine Middle School;  that I fell in love with the school, the students, and the classroom.  I feel completely blessed to have a classroom of my own in the Country's best middle school.  My husband of 23 years, Sean, attended this school, and my mother-in-law taught in the GCISD district for twenty-two years. I have one daughter, Kenady, that is completing her MBA at Dallas Baptist University.   Although I love Math, it did not always come easy for me.  When I witness a student "get it", I remember sitting in my middle school Math class, experiencing that same victory and sudden confidence.  It is my greatest desire to guide your student through Math feeling accomplished, successful, and worthy of the education they are receiving.  We are going to have a great year!

    "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."

    Eleanor Roosevelt