Mathematics may not teach us how to add love or subtract hate but it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution

Welcome to Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra

My name is Mrs. Achico and I am thrilled to be your teacher!  This is my first year at Saunders Middle School, however, I have over 15 years teaching Mathematics at the college and university levels.   I hope this experience will bring a diverse perspective to our students and community, as "WE" all work together to prepare our students for a bright, successful future! 

This year we will be doing all of those things that are necessary for passing the grade 8 SOL and to prepare you for high school and beyond.   In Pre-Algebra, we learn all about equations, inequalities, functions, 2D figures, and Geometry.  Hopefully, by the end of the year you will have a good understanding and a new found love for math!

My e-mail address is  or I can be reached through the school office at 1-703-670-9188.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason.