My name is Cassie Tidwell. I have been teaching 7th grade Language Arts for 9 years here at Bastrop Middle School. I absolutely love what I do, and strive to make each year better than the last. I graduated from the University of Texas with an English degree, and then went on to get my Master’s in education from Texas State University. First and foremost, I believe that a child can only learn when they feel safe and comfortable in the classroom. I require that the students respect each other's ideas, questions, and individuality.