Phone: 972-947-9457 x 62261

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Secondary Education - English | Oklahoma State University

Mr. Michael Potts

Howdy! My name is Michael Potts, and I am excited to begin my second year in Little Elm ISD! I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education - English as well as minors in German and Coaching Science.

After beginning my teaching career at Pan-American School in Costa Rica, I am very excited to continue teaching 6th grade English Language Arts and Reading, 8th grade English Language Arts and Reading, and start teaching Language Arts Enrichment. Additionally, I will be coaching 7th and 8th grade boys football, basketball, track & field, and soccer. Let's go Lobos!

Outside of school I really enjoy a simple life of playing and watching sports, watching movies and shows on Netflix, and studying new languages. I do really enjoy traveling the world and have tons of trips planned out and waiting for me! If you have recommendations for movies to watch or places to check out on my travels I would love to hear them! Additionally, I would love to become fluent in at least two more languages (if not more!).

I knew I wanted to be a teacher ever since 9th grade. Our high school band directors were telling us about how proud they were of all we had accomplished because of the hard work that we as students put in. Standing and listening to them, I realized that had it not been for their lofty expectations and dedication to our success, we would never have achieved what we did. Because of them, I knew that I wanted to make an impact on students in a similar way. I love watching my students grow academically, athletically, and artistically. To see them become engrossed in their passions and learn to become more caring for each other is really rewarding to me.

If you would like to schedule tutoring or set up a conference with me, please contact me via email at mpotts@littleelmisd.net Si es necesario que hablamos en español, lo puedo hacer! Por favor mandarme correos electrónicos si usted tiene dudas o preguntas! During Basketball season, I am available for tutorials on Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 4:30pm until 5:00pm.

  • First Period - 7th Grade Boys Athletics: 8:55am - 9:50am

    Second Period - 8th Grade ELAR: 9:53am - 10:43am

    LEvel Up/ Enrichment / Clubs / PLC Time: 10:46am - 11:21am

    Third Period - CONFERENCE: 11:24am - 12:14pm

    Fourth Period (LUNCH) - 6th Grade ELAR: 12:17pm - 1:50pm (12:17pm - 12:47pm)

    Fifth Period - LA Enrichment: 1:54pm - 2:44pm

    Sixth Period - LA Enrichment: 2:47pm - 3:37pm

    Seventh Period - 8th Grade Boys Athletics: 3:40pm - 4:30pm

  • Grading Policy:

    Classwork- Formative (60%)

    • Common Formative Assessments (CFA)
    • CFA Quiz- every week over skills learned
    • Homework and daily classwork

    Tests- Summative - (40%)

    • Unit exams
    • CSA- Common Summative Assessment (projects, essays, and multiple choice exams).

    If a student does not turn in an assignment when due, an ‘M’ will be placed in the gradebook until the work is turned in. An 'M' will transfer to a '0' (zero) automatically at the end of a grading period.