This website is for the classes of Sandra Childs:

Intro to Psychology 2013-2014

Essential SkillsEssential Skills 2013-2014

Each class tab will be continually updated with  lessons, assignments, materials, online tools, interesting links and digital resources for these classes. Click on the Tab at the Top corresponding to your class, or click on the icons/ links on this page to get the most current information on your class lessons.  For General Announcements go to NEWS AND INFORMATION on right side of page

This site will often refer to Ms. Childs’ other website THE FRANKLIN TOOLBOX.    Bookmark it! Low Cost Internet Century Link Comcast $9.95 a month

Contact Information:

  • Franklin High, Room 244
  • Click HERE  to email me at sjchilds@pps.net
  • School Phone  503 916 5140
  • Google Voice Mail  (971) 266-0268
  • Twitter Feed @sjchildspdx

About Sandra Childs This is my 22nd year teaching. I have spent most of those years at Franklin.  This year (2013-14) I am teaching Psychology and Essential Skills, am the FHS Freshman First iPad & Innovation Instructional Specialist, FHS Writers In the School Liaison, FHS Slam Co-Chair, and FHS Toolbox administrator.  I am a certified library media specialist and high school language arts and social studies teacher. I taught Global Studies, Women’s Literature, and Sophomore English at Franklin High from 1991-2008. 2011-12 I served as FHS Instructional Specialist to support teachers and students–team teaching, providing resources, facilitating staff development. I also got to travel with other educators to Costa Rica,  helped launch the FHS Slam and Verselandia! I love jars of tea, people who make me laugh and share their music, good books,  & pie. I graduated from Reed College (English), S.U.N.Y. Buffalo (Law),  & Lewis & Clark (Education). I have a 17 year old daughter who keeps me up-to-date about everything teen and teenish.  The three years I was not at Frankln I served as the teacher-librarian at Harrison Park (Clark Binnsmead )K-8 and at Jackson Middle School. I also served as Jackson’s writing coach in 09-10 and its Technology Facilitator in 10-11. I continue to work as a teacher-consultant for the Oregon Writing Project and am  also  a writer for Rethinking Schools. What do I read?  Check outSandra's  book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists.