Hello. I'm Mrs. Cantrell. I'm so excited to be a part of your high school experience. I teach Pre-AP Literature, Exploring Drama, Acting, and English 9. This isn't the first time that I've walked these halls. This Muskie graduated in 1986. I then graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1993 with my BA in Mass Communications/Journalism and earned a B.Ed English/Speech/Theater/Journalism in 2006. Prior to this teaching assignment, I taught 9th grade English and Speech at Louisa-Muscatine High School. I have also worked as a print and radio journalist at The Muscatine Journal, KWPC/KWCC in Muscatine, and KCJJ in Iowa City, but my first real job was as a disc jockey on the President Riverboat Casino.
I am married to Todd Cantrell, who also graduated from MHS in 1986. I have a daughter Anna, 18, who is thrilled to have her mom so close (just kidding). Ethan, 10, who is in the fifth grade this year.
Fun Fact 1 - I once won a blue ribbon for zucchini bread.
Fun Fact 2 - I have interviewed Current Vice President Joe Biden (when he was a Presidential hopeful), sports announcer and former Steeler Lynn Swann, and actor and major Hawkeye fan Tom Arnold.
Fun Fact 3 - I own every episode, CD, and Wii game of Glee!.
When I'm not teaching or transporting my own children around, I enjoy reading and gardening.
Let's have a great year!