"Salutations means greetings. It's my fancy way of saying hello." - Charlotte A. Cavatica in Charlotte's Web
I'm Mrs. Walsh, an English teacher at Kasson-Mantorville High School as well as a senior class advisor, geocaching club advisor, and assistant speech coach. I've been teaching in the classroom since the fall of 2005, but it took me a few years to find my "home" here at Kasson in the fall of 2009, and I'm incredibly grateful that I did!
I teach a variety of courses here at KM: Enriched English 10, Honors English 10, Enriched English 11, English Applications, and Interpersonal Communication.
I graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching) in May of 2004. I have taught all grade levels from 6th to 12th grade and a large variety of classes. Before coming to K-M, I taught three (non-consecutive) years in the Rochester Public School District and one year in the Alden-Conger School district.
I feel that a classroom should be an environment of respect as well as an environment of learning. To create that environment, I have a list of expectations that can be found on each class' syllabus as well as in my classroom. I strive to create lessons, activities, and assessments that appeal to all the learning styles found in each class section. I also strive to use technology as an educational tool in at least one new way each quarter. One way I do that is by using Schoology in each class (it's like an educational Facbook)! Each student will be given a code to access a page designed for each individual class on the first day fo class; this site will have all materials for class, quizzes, and online discussions. Parents may also view this with their own access codes. If you are interested in one, please ask!
My goal as an educator is to offer learning opportunities that make each student feel successful as well as offer real world application.
Please check the assignments and notes posted in class and on Schoology to be successful.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns: You can also follow me on Twitter: @Walsh4KoMets
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