Mrs. Kerry

I am excited to be the Language Arts and History Teacher at our brand new Redmond Campus and the Site Coordinator for our Career Development Program using CIS, Career Information Systems, out of the University of Oregon.

I have been teaching since 1991 in Malibu, Redmond, Bend, and as a home school teacher to my four! I have graduated my twin daughters and have two sons in high school. When not teaching, I love hiking by lakes, rivers, creeks, and the ocean.

I also love spending time with kids of all ages... especially my teens and their friends! I took 13 teens camping this summer...just for fun!

To me, there is no better day then one filled with sunshine, spent kayaking, reading or camping on one of the beautiful Central Oregon lakes.

I live with my family in Redmond on a mini-farm. We have chickens, ducks, Nigerian Dwarf goats, dogs, cats, fish and homing pigeons!

"Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow." ~Author Unknown

American Literature, Composition, and History

Having traversed from the Age of Discovery through the expeditions of Lewis and Clark last year, we now find ourselves delving into the exciting adventures of Westward Expansion. We have just joined the Oregon Trail and will journey through until we get to the Modern Era. We are reading primary source documents from Oregon Trail Stories.

Career Development

We are using CIS as a means to build a digital portfolio that students can take with them beyond high school. CIS is a platform that offers students a variety of surveys to gather information about their strengths, skills, learning styles, and interests, in order to develop a career plan specific to their uniqueness. CIS connects students with financial aid and scholarships, a database of occupations to explore, apprenticeship options, and postsecondary schools from certification programs through every undergraduate and graduate program in the United States.

Field Experience Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field experience offerings as a way of exploring possible career options. Come join the adventure:

~ On Monday, September 23rd, we experienced an adventure tour at the High Desert Museum for a "Keeper Care" behind the scenes visit. This was a great opportunity for any students considering a career working with animals or at a living history museum or a degree as a Wildlife Biologist. The tour was very hands-on and gave the students a lot of insight and practical knowledge.

~Monday, November 4th, 9:00 am for an hour and a half class on Sustainable Energy through the High Desert Museum.

"The answer always lies within us--it just takes some time to excavate. Asking questions is a great way to be more objective about your situation and to discover new things about yourself and the path you want to be on."


Oregon Trail

Historical Fiction

After studying Manifest Destiny, the students wrote historical fiction short stories as a means of demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of America's Great Emigration on the Oregon Trail. We then invited the classes on the Redmond Campus to join us for a Read Around as the students shared their stories with them.

Living History Day

Following our studies of the Oregon Trail, the students chose a project to share in our Oregon Trail Living History Day. Students built wagons, sod houses and log cabins. We enjoyed a variety of home cooked trail food: beans, rice, corn pudding, spelt bread and hardtack. Students brought in a cougar, bobcat and elk pelts to show some of the animals that could have been seen on the Oregon Trail. There was a display showing how children fared on the trail and toys and games (checkers, marble solitaire, a model of a game of graces) and clothes they would have worn. The students from the other classes on the Redmond Campus enjoyed experiencing a "Taste of the Oregon Trail."

Following our studies of the Oregon Trail, the students chose a project to share in our Oregon Trail Living History Day. Students built wagons, sod houses and log cabins. We enjoyed a variety of home cooked trail food: beans, rice, corn pudding, spelt bread and hardtack. Students brought in a cougar, bobcat and elk pelts to show some of the animals that could have been seen on the Oregon Trail. There was a display showing how children fared on the trail and toys and games (checkers, marble solitaire, a model of a game of graces) and clothes they would have worn. The students from the other classes on the Redmond Campus enjoyed experiencing a "Taste of the Oregon Trail."