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Marian Central Catholic High School
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I received my undergraduate degree in English/Secondary Education from Roosevelt University, graduating with Franklin Honors. I completed an undergraduate fellowship at the Newberry Library in Chicago studying Elizabeth I (and Shakespearean studies.) I also taught a college-level writing course during an internship at Roosevelt. This year, I will be teaching two sophomore honors, two junior English courses, and one Intro to Theatre. In addition, I am excited to also co-teach (with Mrs. Veitch!)the Publications class responsible for the yearbook and school newsletters. With Mrs. Veitch, I will be directing the Fall Play this year and am Chair of the English Department. I hope you find this web site helpful in course communications! Do not hesitate to contact me via email should you have any questions or concerns about the class or your child's progress. I believe that two heads are always better than one - and your child's success is my primary focus! On a personal note, I am happily married (18 years) enjoy supporting my own two children with their sports and interests and can be found working in my yard every chance I get. My favorite authors change all the time. Currently, I'm reading George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and am so geekily excited that HBO has produced it as a mini-series. I have Lord of the Rings memorized. And yes, I love Star Trek (original series..and recent movie reboot) graphic novels and know way too much Star Wars trivia. For what it's worth, I was an avid D&D gamer back in the day.
ENGLISH 2 Honors: AMERICAN LITERATURE!!! We will be exploring the traditional canon of American literature, of course, but with a keener eye on literary theory. My focus at the Honors level will be less about comprehension and more on interpretation. Writing will be extensive and always literary based. Vocabulary will focus on etymology, grammar will be fluid and holistic through application. ENGLISH 3: The students will spend the length of two quarters researching and developing their required argumentative research paper. The process of this assignment is just as important as the final product. We will also explore the traditional canon of American literature throughout the year. I will teach from the required text, individual novels and supplemental materials. I encourage the students to place the literature into a larger perspective within the classroom and in their writing assignments. Since the material is exclusive to the American experience, I consider it the backbone of who we are today in this country. INTRO TO THEATRE: Since this is a course that has never been taught at Marian, this year will be a focused exploration of all aspects of theatre. We will have a set syllabus, but I will be working closely with the students to develop the specifics of the course throughout the year. The choice of materials may change over the next few years as we determine which resources best suit the nature of this course! It's going to be a fantastic experience! PUBLICATIONS: The goal is simple: produce the BEST yearbook ever! To do that, we will learn all about journalism, spread and layout design and photography. There will be many assignments that will need to take place outside of school, and students will be expected to step outside of their comfort-zone when they interview various people (at all levels!) There will be ample time given in class to work on pages and assignments, but photography and coverage is completely dependent on the students outside of class.
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