I have been teaching for 13 years, across all grade levels (from Kindergarten all the way through college!), many subjects and many roles! But my favorite place to be is with 7th graders – reading and writing. While working at MS 118 for the past 7 years, I have worn many hats. My teaching philosophy is to “Be who you needed when you were younger.” Adults often forget that they were kids, too. And being a kid is hard.