MYP Language and Literature ~ IB English Literature
Distance learning office hours -
Mon-Thurs: 2-4 p.m.
or, by appointment
The best way to contact me is by email, however I also use the Remind App to keep in contact with my classes. The codes are listed under each subject.
If you are interested in gaining access to your child's Google classroom account, please email me and I will guide you through joining. Thank you - Tara
Experience and Credentials
The past 21 years afforded me the great pleasure of teaching English at all grade levels. My years with Minneapolis Public Schools and the last sixteen years at Thomas Edison produced great variety, promise and learning. Currently, I teach Language and Literature - Year 5 and Higher Level IB English Literature.
Thomas Edison High School - 2003-present
Olson Middle School - 1998-2003
M.A. in Literacy, Bethel University - 2014
K-12 reading license
M.A. in Education, University of St. Thomas - 1999
B.A. in English: Creative Writing, University of St. Thomas - 1995
District Literacy Professional Development Facilitator: 2017 & 2019
10th-grade Team Lead: 2017 - present
Literacy Coach: 2012 - 2018
PLC lead: 2010- 2015
Teacher Mentor: 2007-2010