Diana Buck

Family 2018

Hey guys! Welcome to White House Heritage Middle School and the 8th grade!  I will be your 8th grade ELA teacher this year. Most of what you will need to succeed in my class can be found here on my website! If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me! It will be the quickest and easiest way to communicate with me.

My name is Diana Buck and this will be my 15th year teaching.  I am a local girl, growing up in Hendersonville, and went to Davidson Academy from kindergarten to graduation.  I attended Tusculum College from 2001-2005 where I received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education (k-8).  I came home to teach in Sumner County for a year (6-8 grade sped) and then two years at a private Christian school (5th grade, all subjects).  I accepted a job here at Heritage in 2008 where I have taught 8th grade Science (for a week), 8th grade Reading, Social Studies, English, 7th grade ELA for 9 years, and now back to 8th grade ELA.  

9 years ago I married Lucas Buck (high school math teacher) after dating for a year.  We met at Heritage when he taught 8th grade math.  We have 2 beautiful kids, Olivia (8) and Benjamin (7) who go to Robert F. Woodall Elementary School and Heritage Elementary School. They are always a part of my teaching as well as coaching and sponsoring.  I think that family is very important and you will probably hear lots of stories about my kids as reinforcement of skills or life lessons.

I highly encourage all parents and students to sign up for our class's Remind101 text. I will send out reminders on tests/quizzes, homework, and projects.  There is no charge for downloading the app on your phone.  Also it can send emails if you are uncomfortable receiving texts.  You can also reply to the texts/emails and they will come directly to my phone.  As long as it isn't too late, it is very easy and quick for me to respond.

I am also one of the coaches for the HMS Cheer Squad.  Cierra Burden (8th grade math) is the other coach.  We have been coaching for the past 6 years together and I coached for 2 years prior to that.  We have a wonderful squad this year of 12 girls.  You can come see us at any middle school football or basketball game this season! 

I am also a co-sponsor of the Jr. Beta club at Heritage.  Ashley Ragon (H.S. ELA) and I have been co-sponsors for the past 6 years.  We are very excited to embark on the best year ever with our club of about 80 students! If you want more information about Jr. Beta, go to Ms. Ragon's website and click on the Jr. Beta tab.  Ms. Burden is also a sponsor with us. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions! Email will always be the quickest and easiest form of communication. As you can see, there are many responsibilities that are required of me outside of the classroom, and phone calls sometimes get lost in the shuffle.  An email will come not only to my computer, but also to my phone.  I try to return emails in less than a few hours.

Thank you so much for entrusting me to teach your child!