Class Schedule

1st Hour 7:40 am - 8:33 am Planning
2nd Hour 8:37 am - 9:30 am English 9
3rd Hour 9:34 am - 10:27 am English 12
4th Hour 10:31 am - 11:26 am Yearbook
5th Hour 11:58 am - 12:51 pm English 12
6th Hour 12:54 pm - 1:47 pm English 9
7th Hour 1:51 pm - 2:43 pm Speech/Writing

Teacher Biography

Hello, I am in my 24th year at East Jackson High School, starting here in 1994. I graduated from Jackson High School in 1981, earned an Associates Degree from Jackson Community College, and a Bachelors Degree from Central Michigan University with a major in Journalism. After working as a journalist for several years at the Sturgis Journal (MI), and Jackson Citizen Patriot, I spent one year as a technical writer at Aeroquip. In 1994, I completed work on a Teaching Certificate at Spring Arbor College finishing with majors in Social Science and English. I have a Masters Degree from Marygrove College.

At East Jackson High School, I have taught: 10th grade English, Speech, Newspaper, Yearbook, 9th grade English, US History, Government, Economics, Video Communications, Study Skills, Practical Reading and Writing. I have coached boys golf since 1996 and girls golf since 2007.

My wife, Pam, is a counselor at Jackson High School. We have a 20-year-old daughter, and 24-year-old son. Our daughter is studying Social Work at Michigan State University, and our son is a computer science engineer in Atlanta, Georgia after graduating from MSU in 2016. Also at home is Miggy, our fluffy, little white doggie named for the Tigers' Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.

I love working with kids in the classroom, and on the golf course. Introducing students to Shakespeare, our nation's government, and the benefits of a good shoulder turn on the links makes my job extremely satisfying.

Please contact me if you have questions about my classroom, or the East Jackson golf programs.

Classroom Notes

English 9

In English 9 this year we will be focusing on a variety of literature, reading short stories, poetry, and novels. We will read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Golding’s Lord of the Flies, as well as The Odyssey. We will also do a good bit of writing, and grammar.

English 12

In English 12 this year we will cover a variety of literature ranging from Fahrenheit 451 to Antigone to Hamlet. We will also work on improving writing skills.

Yearbook- 4th period

The Yearbook Class is in charge of producing a 100-page book detailing the 2017-2018 school year. 
For photos, visit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejhsyearbook/

 

Speech/Writing

In Speech/Writing this semester students will work on writing speeches and written essays. Students will deliver 2-3 minute speeches throughout the semester, and hone writing skills needed for success on the SAT.

 

East Jackson Golf

The East Jackson girls golf team is in the midst of a very successful season, having  broken school records for both team 9-hole, and 18-hole scores. The girls are in the hunt for a Cascades Conference title, and looking forward to the Regional tournament in October.

The boys golf team begins play in March.

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