I am excited to be starting my 13th year at Lebanon High School. More than ever, I believe in all our students' ability to accomplish great things; it's my privilege to be in the classroom with them daily while they acquire new understandings and explore their future.  

I teach four sections of AP English Language and Composition (APLAC) These AP classes are dual credit/College Now classes.  I also facilitate an Advanced Support class (grades 10-12).

I have been teaching secondary Language Arts and Social Science courses with various assignments in grades 9-12 over 18 years. I have six years of experience teaching English Language Development, and continue to advocate for students who are non-native speakers of English. 

E-mail is my preferred mode of communication: maureen.twomey@lebanon.k12.or.us   I regularly check email before and after school weekdays. I cannot guarantee an immediate response to emails received after 3:30 on Friday or during the weekend, but definitely by Monday. 

The best time to reach me by phone is between 2:00-2:45 (except on early release Wednesdays): (541) 451-8555,  x 1135. 

I am available to give extra help to students by appointment before and after school. Students should contact me so we can verify and set  a time when we are both available.   

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you for your support. I look forward to a great year with your students! 

Education and Experience:

Full-time secondary teacher since 1999; teaching at LHS since 2006

Educational degrees, certifications, and trainings: 
    • Lewis and Clark College  - B.S. English 1994
    • University of Oregon - M.Ed  2001;  Graduate ESOL Program 2008-09
    • Interdisciplinary Masters Graduate Studies in English, Anthropology, and Folklore; UO Graduate Teaching Fellow 1996-98
    • Oregon Teaching License since 1999, with endorsements in Language Arts, Social Science, and ESOL (2009)
    • College Now instructor through Linn-Benton Community College: qualified in WR 121 and English 104 as well as multiple social science courses
    • AP Reader: 2015 ,2016, 2017, & 2018 reading and scoring AP English Language and Composition essays at National AP Scoring site.
    • AP Summer Institute- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 at AP-endorsed site
    • AVID Summer Institutes  2013, 2014, 2015; Pathway training 2014, 2015
    • Courageous Conversations Beyond Diversity I, II, III and Towards Culturally Relevant Teaching 
    • Intro to Restorative Practices 2018