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Mrs. Katie Harnish
Welcome to English II and Pre-AP English II. I am your sophomore English teacher, but there is more to me than just my job. I grew up in Dallas, Texas and Edmond, Oklahoma. I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business and Sociology as well as my Master of Education in English from The University of Oklahoma, where I was in the Pride of Oklahoma Marching band, and in the band service sorority, Tau Beta Sigma. I currently live in Fort Worth in the Eagle Mountain Lake area.
My husband, Drew, is an Industrial Engineer at Lockheed Martin in the Enterprise Integration Team. He works to help the company make long term strategic decisions. We have a a son, Everett who is two years old. His smiles melt our hearts and we are so in love with him. His big sister is our our dog child, Penny.
I absolutely LOVE the Oklahoma Sooners! I met my husband through the band in college and we enjoy watching and attending OU football games. We also enjoy movies, failed television, and trying new recipes and restaurants.
I love my job, and therefore, while I might not agree with all the rules, I WILL follow them and expect you to do so too. As a teacher, I try to be fair and caring. If you have a problem, come and talk with me. I am here for you, and I am always willing to listen. My number one rule is that you give 100% of what you have to give, every day.
This is my fifth year to teach at Boswell, and my seventh year of teaching overall. I love reading and writing and seeing you, my students, learning to, as well. Teaching should be a chance to learn. And, for me, it is. The chance to read excellent, wonderful, fresh literature; the chance to see an idea expand before my very eyes, is teaching. I often joke that I sometimes learn more from my students than they learn from me. This is because I continue to be amazed by the brilliant and insightful things my students come up with, that I hadn't even thought about before.
I have some very clear goals set for this year: (1) to help guide you through this adventure called sophomore year, and (2) to give my all to help ready you for AP Language, AP Literature, and college or the work world. I promise that all things that I ask of you will be directly related to that goal. I am excited about this new year. The potential for great things is unlimited!
Katherine D. Harnish