For Parents


September 2016
Dear Parents:
I am so happy to be a part of your child’s education. This is my eighteenth year at CR: however, I have been teaching English for twenty-four years, including English as a second language, SAT preparation courses, and literature at the university level. The last eighteen years were very rewarding, and I look forward to a great experience this year as well. In past summers I have taken numerous graduate courses and have a master’s degree plus 45 credits. This past summer was the first one that I did not take classes. Instead, I spent some quality time with family, travelled, and had a much-needed surgical procedure. Thankfully, I was able to recover sufficiently to begin school on time.
I am writing to ask for your help in introducing me to your son or daughter and providing me with any information that you consider important for me to know about him or her. Would you take a moment to write to me about your teenager? This can be accomplished in one of three ways. You can write me a letter or fill out the form included with this letter and send it to my attention at the school or e-mail the answers to me at If you prefer to answer on-line, feel free to go to my Web site at; there is a form that you can easily complete under the title “parents.” I am happy to read whatever you send and look forward to learning more about your child. Some parents have expressed to me in the past that they feel uncomfortable or uneasy about writing to an English teacher. It sometimes brings back bad memories! I want to assure you that I shall not be “grading” your writing. It is the content of the information that you provide that is most important, not the mechanics. Although I will hold my students accountable for grammar and spelling, the same is not true for your “assignment.”
Thank you for taking the time to respond and helping me provide the best possible education for your teenager. If at any time I can be of assistance to you or your son or daughter, please DO NOT HESITATE to e-mail me. If there is a problem, it is better to contact me sooner rather than later. You may follow our schedule by going to the Web site and clicking on the course in which your child is enrolled; you will also find other very helpful information there. I hope to see you at Back to School Night on September 8 at 7 PM. I look forward to a great year!
Sheryl L. Miller Hosey
English Department
[contact-form 2 “Parents Form”]