Time is free, but it’s priceless.  You can’t own it, but you can use it.  You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.  Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back—Harvey MacKay

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Mrs. Turn's AR Extra Credit List

It was lots of fun to chaperone the class of 2014 on their senior trip to Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City!

Welcome to my classroom. We may be studying English while in this classroom, but it is my goal that you will be learning much more than just how to read and write. The space will be a safe space where you can share your understandings, ideas, and insights amongst peers who will respect and encourage you.. I will accept nothing but thoughtful consideration and treatment of me, your peers, and yourself. Judgment and marginalization have no place in our classroom (or anywhere for that matter). We are here together to work and grow to be the best students, scholars, and human beings that we can each be. Let's help each other in that worthy endeavor!

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My Class Schedule:
Hour 1: LA 10
Hour 2: ENGL 1016: Amer. Lit
Hour 3: College Comp. 1011/1013
Hour 4-5: Library
Hour 6: Prep/DE 2nd Qtr.
Hour 7: Film Studies/Creative Writing
Hour 8: Mass Comm.

Fargo Marathon May 2015

A little about me:
I am a Kittson Central and Concordia College, Moorhead graduate..  I love reading, writing, and learning.. I recently attained my master's degree, and it was fun to be both a student and a teacher at the same time. It invigorated my teaching, and it allowed me to empathize with students in a new way.  
I have a husband, Jon, and we have four daughters--ages 19, 16, 12, & 8. I am passionate about the sport of volleyball, and this will be my 19th season coaching at KC. I also enjoy seeing some different sides of students from my positions as Knowledge Bowl coach and driver's education instructor. Because my life is--to be blunt--pure chaos, I don't have much time for hobbies.  When I do find a spare minute, I am likely to spend it reading, running, or watching a movie, a Netflix series, or a DVR'd show.  

Book Recommendation:
I recently read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It has easily made my list of top 5 favorite books of all time. I encourage everyone to read it. The story centers around two sisters living in France when it was being occupied by Nazi Germany during WWII. The reader follows these two women and the indescribable sacrifices they make for their family and for their country. It is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel about love, war, family, resistance, and the depths of human sacrifice. For me, it was a page-turner that I could not put down. I have recommended it to many people in my life already, and all of them have reported back with a similar experience. Please pick this novel up today. It's long, but you won't be sorry you took the time to devour it.