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Middle School


Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? 3rd through 12th Grade Art

High School attended? Durant High School, Durant, Iowa

University Attended? University of Nebraska at Omaha

Degree Received? Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, K-12 Teaching Endorsement

Extra-Curricular Duties? Head Coach Varsity Wrestling, Head Coach Junior High Wrestling, Head Coach Junior High Football

In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? The absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School is everything. When people ask me how my day is going or how I’m doing, more often than not I respond with, “Just another day in paradise.” I say that because I look forward to coming to work every morning and truly enjoy everything about being a part of this school. The administration, teaching and support staff are a collection of great individuals, who are very knowledgeable, generous with their time and talents, and work hard to make Bergan the best it can be. The parents are more involved and supportive here than at any school I have been a part of. They take a genuine interest in the education of their children, and want to do all they can to ensure they have the best possible experience at Bergan. Finally the students are polite, eager to learn, and take an active role in their school.


7th Grade Art

Seventh grade art is an intermediate course designed to build upon and increase student knowledge of the elements and principles of design and familiarity with an increased variety of media and techniques. A continued emphasis on critical judgment is accompanied by an increased focus on art history.

8th Grade Art

Eighth grade art is an advanced course that is designed to expand student knowledge, abilities, and critical judgment. The course introduces new media and skills and emphasizes art history and aesthetics.

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Bergan Catholic has a differentiated curriculum that promotes creative and critical thinking skills, increases student self-esteem and enhances a passion for Faith, Knowledge and Service.