Welcome to Edgecombe Early College High School!
Our mission at EECHS is clear:
The EECHS family will create powerful educational experiences that foster academic excellence, personal growth, and global citizenship while cultivating a lifelong passion for learning.
The education of any child is a cooperative effort between parents, teachers, administrators, and community resources. The ultimate responsibility for learning, however, falls to the individual student to ensure that his or her educational experience is as fulfilling as possible. Every student can learn, and I will provide a range of activities and experiences to bring students to the fountain of knowledge. Taking a drink? Well, that is the responsibility of the student him/herself.
The question is often asked, "Why do we have to take 4 English classes?" The answer is very involved: English is a class of exploration - of the self, of the world in which we live, and of the human experience. English classes allow students to engage in that exploration in ways that are different from their math, science, and history courses. Further, English skills are a necessary part of the everyday working world. Few are the careers that do not require aspects of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. A goal of the English classroom is to hone each of those skills to the highest proficiency.
All of the EECHS English courses are Honors level courses. As such, the degree of rigor involved in the coursework will require the full attention and effort of every student. Simply defined, "rigor" implies that the level of thought required to respond to inquiry is much higher than in traditional English classes. We will be exploring the implications and application of what we read as opposed to 'what happened in the story.'
Again, welcome to Edgecombe Early College High School. I look forward to working with each of you throughout the course of the academic year.
About Mr. Webb
Mr. Webb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from East Carolina University. He is currently licensed in Secondary (high school) English, Middle Grades Language Arts, and English as a Second Language. His academic specialties include 17th century British literature, grammar, language acquisition, and linguistics (syntax/semantics, morphology, & phonology). The 2019-20 academic year is Mr. Webb's 26th year as a classroom teacher. He speaks relatively fluent Spanish, and is able to say "thank you" in more than a dozen different languages.
Mr. Webb is the faculty sponsor for the EECHS Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Outside of school, Mr. Webb enjoys spending time with his 4 children (two of whom attend EECHS) and his wife of 25+ years, Alice. Among his pastimes are training in Isshinryu karate (in which he holds the rank of Sandan, Third Degree Black Belt), fixing broken things (because that's what Daddies do), reading, and debating all things political.
Color - Black (hence the dark coloration of my class website)
Movie - The Shawshank Redemption
Book - far too many to pick a favorite
Author - Clive Cussler & Shakespeare
Poets - John Donne (British), E.A. Poe (American), Robert W. Service (Canadian)
Sport - NFL/College Football, Bowling
TV - The Walking Dead; Gold Rush; and Sports programming, particularly The World Series of Poker and NFL football. GO STEELERS!
See Mr. Webb's full website HERE.