Welcome to English 8. On this page, you will find a brief overview of what is covered in class and other important components for a successful school year. Please click on the link to my email (above) if you would like to contact me.
I was born and raised in Minnesota and graduated college from Concordia University where I earned a B.S. in Secondary Education and English. I earned my Masters in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University. This is my 10th year teaching at HJHS and it's a great place to be. I am married with two children (ages 1 & 2) and have two amazing fur babies. Teaching is my passion, but cheering on the Vikings is my second passion.
My classroom is a place where students are taught the structure of English so they establish a firm foundation in order to be great communicators. Students learn that creativity and freedom of expression are our anchors to understanding the texts we read and being able to communicate our ideas in writing.