Hi! I am Ms. Dexter, and this will be my twenty-seventh year of teaching and my seventh year at Thornton Middle School. I graduated from DePauw University in Indiana and taught in Fort Wayne Community Schools for fifteen years. I have been teaching in Colorado since 2008. This year I will be working with seventh and eigth grade student leaders to help make Thornton Middle a wonderful place where students feel welcomed, encouraged, and empowered. I will also be working with students in Language Arts Extensions, which is a class where students will learn strategies to improve their reading and writing.