exists to instill a passion, as exemplified by Christ, for faith, knowledge and service

Language Arts

Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? 7th & 8th English, & 8th Theology

High School attended? Archbishop Bergan Catholic School

University Attended? Midland

Degree Received? Bachelor's Degree in 7-12 Secondary English, K-12 Physical Education, Coaching Endorsement

Master's degree program or school attended? Doane College - Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, 7-12 Curriculum Director

Extra-Curricular Duties? Jr. High Volleyball, Jr. High Girls' Basketball, English Department Head

In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? Archbishop Bergan Catholic School exists to instill a passion, as exemplified by Christ, for faith, knowledge, and service. One of the best things about teaching at Bergan is this mission statement. Our mission statement reminds us that at the center of everything we do is Christ. It is truly amazing to teach in an environment like this! We are a family helping one another grow both spiritually and academically.

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English 7
Required

English 7 focuses on continuing to develop and strengthen writing, grammar and spelling skills by implementing the writing process, the six (6) Traits of Writing, and the Write Tools into daily writing as well as formal compositions.

Literature Circles, novels, short stories, and non-fiction text are used to increase the student's vocabulary and teach the following reading strategies: Predicting, visualizing, connecting, questioning, clarifying, and evaluating.

English 8
Required

English 8 focuses on continuing to develop and strengthen writing, grammar and spelling skills by implementing the writing process, the six (6) Traits of Writing, and the Write Tools into daily writing as well as formal compositions.

Literature Circles, novels, short stories, and non-fiction text are used to increase the student's vocabulary and teach the following reading strategies: Predicting, visualizing, connecting, questioning, clarifying, and evaluating.