•  Mrs. Conde

     
    Contact Information
     
    Phone Number:
    352-394-9600 Ext. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Office Hours
     
    Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
    7th period planning
    2:20 - 2:40 (or by appointment)
     
    Wednesday:
    7th period planning
    School-wide meeting day (by appointment)
     
     
    Courses
    •  AP Language & Composition
    •  Yearbook
     
    Certifications
    • English 6-12
    • ESOL (K-12)
    • AP Language & Composition (College Board)
    • AP Literature & Composition (College Board)
    • AVID
     
     

    Proud Graduate of The Ohio State University, B.A.
     
    Prior to entering the classroom in 2000, I held positions as a broadcast journalist and a marketing coordinator for the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida and Universal Studios. Desk jobs did not suit my desire to make a difference. I felt compelled to have a career with purpose so I pursued teacher certification in Language Arts education through the University of Central Florida.  I was in the classroom for 14 years, primarily in Lake County, before I decided to take a break and become a certified dog trainer and open my own pet sitting/dog training business, The DogSmith of Greater Orlando.  I am fortunate to have a husband that assumed the operations of my business so I could return to the classroom.  I am also the proud mom of two great boys, one of which is senior here at LMHS and the other who is joining his brother this year as a freshman.  I am grateful to have returned to such a wonderful learning environment.
     
     
    Celebratory Best Practice

    I pride myself in being a fair-minded teacher who is easy to approach.  My goal is to set my students up for success.  I build a community in my classroom through individual interactions and a sought out connection with each student.  I find teenagers, like adults, just want to be acknowledged and appreciated for who they are and what they do.  When I focus on that aspect of teaching, everything else falls into place; it motivates both the student and me to give our best.
     
    Instructional Best Practice

    I love building bridges between lessons in my classroom.  Information moves into long-term memory through repetition and relevant connections.  If I can capture a student's attention with an intriguing idea, then I have opened the door to learning.  I build a unit like the Lego structures I built with my sons when they were small: a strong foundation while creating an interior filled with practical "everyday" application.  Building the walls and increasing the complexity of the skill to be mastered, as one ascends to the top, with indentations and protrusions to navigate along the way. Finally, adding the finishing touches, those "AHA!" moments that bring it all together and create a lesson that is memorable to teach and learn.
     
    Inspirational Quote

    "What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract.  What you imagine, you create." - Buddha