Welcome to middle school! My name is Mrs. Burton, and I am the 6th Grade NAI ELA and Social Studies teacher. I am delighted to have you in my class this school year at James A. Foshay Learning Center. I am looking forward to a very successful year, and I know you are, too. The NAI Program has high expectations for you, and I will be doing all that I can to help you achieve these expectations. I will be offering rigorous course work that teaches students to become “global-minded” individuals. These are students who use complex thinking strategies that will enable them to maximize academic performance, gain enthusiasm for life-long learning, show respect for others, and be prepared to compete in the global economy. These skills help to contribute to the student as a whole.