Mark Christ
8th Grade English & Pre-AP English
Incoming 8th Graders:


Make sure you're working to complete your Summer Reading Assignment! You can find a digital copy below. 

Accelerated ELA Summer Reading Assignment

Video Introduction

Meet the Teacher

Class Syllabus

Students will only require the following items for daily activities:

1 Notebook (for writing reference notes)

  • Either spiral or composition variations are acceptable

1 Writing utensil of their choosing 

  • Please avoid red, orange or florescent pink.

Teacher Wish List

These items are not necessary, but would be GREATLY appreciated given our operational circumstances this year. 

  • Kleenex/facial tissue
  • disinfectant wipes
  • paper towels
  • baby wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • cleaning supplies
  • gloves (if class books are used)


What I'm Reading
Pale Faced Lie
What it's About
The Pale-Faced Lie is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives. Most of all, it's an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

About the Teacher

Following my graduation from SHS in 2004, I received a degree from the University of Mississippi in 2009. 


The 2019-20 school year will be my ninth as an educator and second as an LC Gator. I spent the last seven years as a History teacher at  Southaven Middle, where I sponsored yearbook and co-sponsored Youth in Government 

I am a proud product of Desoto County Schools. I graduated from Southaven High in 2004 and attended the University of Mississippi, where I pursued a degree in English and History. Following my graduation, I received my educator's certification from the state of Mississippi in 2010.
This is my second year as a Gator; for eight years, I taught U.S. History and English to students at Southaven Middle. 
I love teaching. It gives me the opportunity to reach out and impart my love of learning and history to new groups of young adults every year. This job isn't just about learning and regurgitating information; it's about relationships. I strive to create meaningful student/teacher rapports to ensure student success.
Thank you for the chance to instruct your student this year. I know it will be a great one!


Quarantine Reads
Animal Farm
The Given Day
Norse Myth
All Involved
Troop 2
Book stack