• Welcome to 8th grade Language Arts for the 2023-2024 school year! This is my 7th year at Northwest Middle School and I am excited to start another school year as a Viking! I enjoy being both a NW teacher and parent. I am a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, where I completed an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters in Education. I grew up in Forest, Virginia and currently live in Greensboro with my husband Jason, my twelve year old daughter, Haven, and my ten year old son, Jake. We also have kitty sisters named Sugar and Sprinkles. This will be my 16th year teaching middle school Language Arts in Guilford County. My family keeps me extremely busy! I enjoy reading, hiking, shopping, running, swimming, travelling and taking my kids on outings that they enjoy. 

     I am so excited to meet you and welcome you to my classroon. Please navigate my canvas page this school year to learn more about my Language Arts class. I will upload important documents that students and parents may find useful and what we are completing in class each day. 

    Please email me at swayzed@gcsnc.com with questions or concerns. 

    I will send out reminders and a weekly Sunday afternoon newsletter for ELA using the Remind App. It is very important that you or a parent be enrolled in my class Remind (Important- only join one) To join please see below: 


    1st core- please text @mrsswayze1  to 81010

    2nd core- please text @mrsswayze2 to 81010

    3rd core- please text @swayze3nw  to 81010

    4th core - please text @mrsswayze4 to 81010


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Dana Swayze