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Mrs. Hires

A Little About Me

I have taught Junior High Math for twenty-one years.  This is my thirteenth year in the Hillsboro School District.  Prior to Hillsboro, I was at Riverton for six years teaching 7th grade math and also spent three years in Morrisonville teaching 7th, 8th and 9th grade math.  I graduated from Riverton High School in 1998 and then Greenville College in 2002.  I completed my Master’s in Teaching through Rockford University in 2018.  


The best place to reach me is at school is at 217-532-3742 or by e-mail.  If I am teaching, the secretary will put you through to my voice mail.  Please leave a message and a phone number and I will return your call as soon as possible.  My e-mail address is  Please feel free to contact me anytime you want to check in on how your child is doing.  Email would be the best way to get ahold of me, if it works for you.  I have seventh hour prep (1:20 to 1:58), sixth hour lunch (12:34 to 1:20) and the rest of the day I will be in classes until around 3:15.  


All students will be required to keep a binder for this class.  This will help them with organization.  The students have a list of all the contents that should be in their binders.


Grading Scale

A 100-90%        B 89- 80%          C 79-70%           D 69-60%          F 59-0%

Topics in Curriculum

8th Grade Math                                                                                                                                                       

Module 1: Transformations and Congruence

Module 2: Transformations and Similarity

Module 3: Solve Linear Equations

Module 4: Angle Relationships

Module 5: Relationships and Functions

Module 6: Understand and Analyze Functions

Module 7: Systems of Linear Equations            


Tools of Algebra                                          

Solving Equations                                    

Solving and Applying Proportions                 

Graphs and Functions           

Linear Equations and Their Graphs            

Systems of Equations and Inequalities           

Exponents and Exponential Functions            

Polynomials and Factoring                        

Quadratic Equations and Functions                

Radical Expressions and Equations                

Rational Expressions and Functions                     

I care about each one of your children and want them to succeed in my class.  It’s a great feeling for not only them and for you, but also for me.  I expect a lot out of the students in my class and I hope that you will work with me to help them reach their full potential.  Please, if you sense any sign of frustration on their part or on yours, please contact me because something so minor that is not addressed can turn into something major.  Math is a major subject area that will follow them throughout their entire life and it is something I want them to enjoy and not dread.  




Last Modified on December 4, 2023