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Mrs.  Deanna  Kolodzieczyk
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Subjects Taught
AP English: Literature and Composition, English 10, English 10 Honors


I grew up in Ionia, Michigan, a small town just northwest of Lansing.  

Graduated in 1991 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.  (Bachelor of Arts)

I've completed almost 40 hours of graduate level courses from Western Michigan University and Andrews University.

I'm currently pursuing a Master's Degree.


Northview Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI (16 years)

     Building-wide writing coordinator.  

     Taught all levels of English (grades 7-12) over sixteen years.  

     Taught 17 different courses in both social studies and English.

     Coached debate for two years.

     Coached drama at the seventh and eighth grade levels.

     Freshman seminar co-chair.

Pahrump Valley High School, Pahrump, NV (2007-2010)

     Taught English 10, Honors World Literature, and Mythology

     Senior Class Advisor

     Reading/Writing Club Sponsor

     Leo Club Sponsor

     Poetry Out Loud Coach

Shadow Ridge High School, Las Vegas, NV (2010-2013)

     Taught ninth grade English, American Literature, English 10, Publications 1

     Yearbook advisor for two years

Pahrump Valley High School, Pahrump, NV (2013-present)

     Teach Honors World Literature, English 10, and AP Literature and Composition

     Reading/Writing Club Sponsor

     Junior Class Advisor




As I come from a family of educators, it was quite natural for me to become a teacher, although my first direction was in music performance. My father was a band director for 35 years; my mother taught vocal music and orchestra; both of my parents were actively involved in our church, my mother the choir director, organist, English handbell director, and my father a member of her choir.  My twin sister is a high school teacher of French and Anthropology.  My second oldest brother is a band teacher.  Both of my sisters-in-law teach elementary school.  The "oddball" of the family is my eldest brother who is a professional musician.

I fell in love with English in high school.  My English teacher, a highly intelligent woman, inspired me to become the teacher I am today.  

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