Mrs. Gayla Hope



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Mrs. Gayla Hope

Wayne County has always been my home. I am a graduate of the Wayne County School System and hold a Master’s Degree in Middle Grades Education. This is my 12th year as an Instructional Coach and my 30th year in education, all at middle grades in WC. I was formerly a 6th grade science teacher and even two years a media specialist. I am the last of the original faculty when MPMS opened its doors in January 1994. Martha Puckett Middle School will always hold my heart!

At MPMS, I believe all students can learn when there is a positive relationship between the teacher and students. Being in touch with our students’ perspectives makes any subject come alive to the learner. Students learn best when they are actively engaged. A teacher-facilitated and student-centered classroom enhances and deepens learning. Being thoughtful of each student, each day, each lesson, every mind, and every heart creates a healthy classroom ready to learn! It’s a large task...Together, MPMS makes it happen!