Welcome to English 9!


My name is Janine Stricko and I am a 9th grade English teacher at North High. What I love most about teaching English is being able to discuss stories with my students, who always give me a new perspective on what we're reading. In English 9 we will read a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts while engaging in critical thinking exercises, literary analysis, and discussion strategies.

I was born and raised in New York and taught high school English on Long Island for two years. After all of that excitement I decided it was time to change the scenery, so I settled in Minneapolis in 2015 and have been teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools since! This is my second year at North High.

When I'm not teaching I am usually watching sports, traveling, or spending time with friends and family.

I am beyond excited for this upcoming school year and cannot wait to meet the incoming freshmen class! Go Polars!

Syllabus: docs.google.com/document/d/1iS3eOWSy6aVzyrGpwDXFuvoa0DBr9Re0GcKKZxqLqeI/edit