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Mrs. Whitney Hauck-Wood


Everything you could ever need to know about what we are doing each day in class can be found on our classroom blog!


Click here to be redirected to The Hauck-Wood Happenings at!


There you will find:

  • useful links (like the syllabus)

  • Our agenda for each day we are in class

  • Important announcements and reminders

  • Any homework assigned and explanations

Our class will also utilize a variety of other online tools, such as Google Classroom, Google Drive, and Achieve 3000. Though some of our classwork will take place on these other sites, there will always be directions on our blog.  I will also post homework on schoolloop.  

Education is not the filling of a pail,

but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats


Welcome students and families to AOMS and the 2019-2020 school year!  


I eagerly anticipate my nineteenth year of teaching at this wonderful school.  My experience here includes seven years teaching 8th grade English and twelve years teaching 6th grade English and Social Studies.


A Navy Jr, I moved often;  living mostly up and down both coasts; it was an experience I wouldn't trade. I started my undergraduate work at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, but ultimately earned my degree in English literature at the University of Arizona. After moving to San Diego with my husband, I completed the coursework for my single and multiple subject credentials at USD.  My first year of teaching was at Escondido High school--I always planned to teach high school students. However, when we moved to Carlsbad (after living and teaching in Izum-shi, Japan; starting a family, then living and teaching in Yangmingshan, Taiwan) and I was offered a job at AOMS, I knew I had found my home!


I have been so fortunate to live in the community where I work.  My two children attended Carlsbad schools K-12 and they received outstanding educations.  My son is in flight school at NAS Corpus Christie, Texas and my daughter just moved to Kirishima city in Kagushima prefecture, Japan where she is working in the city office.   My husband and I have been married for over 30 years, and we enjoy the company of our dog Milo and cat Milkshake more than ever now that our children are so far away.

I am very sincere when I write that I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.


 It is going to be a great year!




Dear students!


This year is going to be amazing! Together we will explore and learn through writing and reading. Through this process, we will learn more about ourselves and about each other.  I will ask you to work hard, to push yourself, to take risks, to grow. And I will be right there beside you doing the same! Keep in mind the following quote from my favorite philosopher Epictetus:


As concerns the art of living, the material is your own life. No great thing is created suddenly. There must be time. Give your best and always be kind.


With love,

Mrs. Hauck-Wood

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