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8th Grade
Scroll down to read about RMS's 8th grade teachers and to view their website.
 
 
 
Science - Caleb Bogaczyk
Caleb Bogaczyk teaches 8th grade Science, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and is the Defensive Coordinator of the McCracken County Middle School Football team. Mr. Bogaczyk came to Reidland Middle School in 2010 after leaving a career in residential youth treatment in Birmingham, AL. He attended Murray State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree Biology with a chemistry minor and also has a Masters of Arts in Education. Mr. Bogaczyk was a member of the 1995-96 Murray State Racer Football team which won back to back OVC Championships and is widely regarded as the best football team in Murray State history.

Mr. Bogaczyk and his wife DeeAnn have two girls Olivia is in the 7th grade at North Marshall Middle School and Lauren who is in the 3rd grade this year at Calvert City Elementary. Olivia is a competitive soccer player who has had opportunities to play all of the United States and was invited to play for the Superclubs National Team in England for the past two years. Lauren loves to sew and is practicing to become a gymnast.  
 
Reading - Mariah Clark
I am very enthusiastic about joining the RMS Staff as this will be my first year as a Greyhound. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Middle School Education with an emphasis in Language Arts and Social Studies. I am currently pursuing my Masters Degree in School Counseling. I spent one year as a Reading Interventionist at Bowling Green Junior High and the last 6 as an 8th Grade Reading Teacher at Hopkinsville Middle School. My husband and I have 2 beautiful little girls, Kinley and Elliot, that are very energetic and fun. In my spare time I enjoy watching my oldest daughter dance competitively, reading, and supporting MCHS football. I look forward to a great year at RMS.
Social Studies - Jeff Gentry
Jeff Gentry teaches 8th grade US History and is part of the McCracken County Middle School Football coaching team. Mr. Gentry came to Reidland Middle School in 2014 pursuing his passion to teach after leaving a career in personal financial management. He attended Murray State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. Mr. Gentry also spent over 20 years serving in the US military in which he shares many of his real world experiences with his students. Mr. Gentry joined the United States Marine Corps 1994 and served in the infantry for nine years. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2003 he joined the United States Army Reserves in Paducah, Kentucky where he received training to become a M1A1/A2 tank instructor and Drill Sergeant; training soldiers at Fort Lenard Wood, Fort Knox, and Fort Benning. It was during his time leading and training young men and women into soldiers that he knew his calling was to teach.

Mr. Gentry has a passion for history and always says he wanted to teach history to share his passion with his students. Mr. Gentry however has one passion more important than teaching history and that is his family. Mr. Gentry and his wife Jimilee have two boys Kaleb a freshman at MCHS and Konnor who just started kindergarten this year. Mr. Gentry understands the importance of family and that your children are your most valuable possessions. He takes great pride in knowing that you trust him with those treasures and guarantees that he will take care of them as if they were his own. 
 
Contact me through Twitter@mr_gentry or Remind101 (individual class codes will be sent out when class starts).
Mathematics - Misty Koinis

Misty Koinis is the 8th Grade Math and Advanced Algebra I teacher at Reidland Middle. She has been teaching math with fervor for seven years at RMS and plans to stay until she discovers the last digit of Pi. Mrs. Koinis lives in Reidland with her husband James, President of Fox and Company, CPA. They have two children. Camden is a junior at McCracken County High School and Lani is a 5th grader at Reidland Intermediate. Mrs. Koinis is an avid gardener who loves canning the vegetables that she grows with her sisters in their family garden. In her spare time she enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors, reading The Grapes of Math, and disaggregating data.

Contact me at misty.koinis@mccracken.kyschools.us and follow me on twitter @MistyKoinis to see the exciting mathemagic we get into this year.

Language Arts - Stephanie Ford

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I am so excited to be the 8th grade writing teacher at RMS! Please let me tell you a little about myself! I graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in middle school education with an emphasis in English and social studies in 2000. In 2004, I received my master's degree with a reading and writing endorsement for all grades. In 2015, I earned my second master's degree from the University of the Cumberlands with a teacher leader certification. I am now beginning my journey to earn my doctorate degree in educational leadership from UC! I have previously taught at Mayfield Middle School and Central Elementary School as an English teacher and a reading interventionist. Teaching is my passion, and I assure you that my students will learn at high levels! It is a privilege for me to spend each day with these precious children! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s education. I strongly believe that teacher-parent communication is important, and I welcome any input you have!

Be sure to sign up for Remind 101 texts to communicate with me this year. I will send out weekly texts and be able to receive texts from you as well. Students are welcome and encouraged to sign up to receive the texts so they will get reminders and updates. Simply text @mrsfordel to the number 81010. You will then be asked a couple of simple questions. After answering the questions, you will receive all messages that I send! You can respond with questions or comments that only I will be able to see.


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5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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