English

  • Through implementation of best practices in English instruction, the English Department will provide students a challenging and interesting curriculum that is rich with relevancy and diversity and that promotes lifelong learning, critical thinking, personal responsibility, and global citizenship. By addressing not only the domains of English but also the needs of the whole student, the English Department will engage students in learning that emphasizes effective communication, mastery of the mechanics of English, close reading and analysis, and skills for both college and the workplace.

Phone: (608) 835-4381

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Heidi Davies

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Joined OHS In: 1996

Teaching Since: 1991

Courses Taught: Advanced Speech, English 9, Honors English 11

Education: Bachelors Degree - English and Speech Communication from University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Master of Arts in Education from Viterbo University

 

Phone: (608) 835-4386

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Mike Ducett

 Joined OHS In: 2005

Teaching Since: 2004

Courses Taught: English 9, Honors English 10, and Theatre Arts  

Education: BA in English from Bethel College in North Newton, KS 

 

Phone: (608) 835-4377

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Janet Fandrey

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Joined OHS In: 2011

Teaching Since: 2003

Courses Taught: English 11, English 10

Education: Concordia University BA Liberal Arts (1998), Concordia University Teacher Certification (2003)

Phone: (608) 835-4441

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Patricia Greiner

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Joined OHS In: 2014

Teaching Since: 1998

Courses Taught: English 10, Journalistic Writing

Education: BA - English from UW - Madison, Secondary Education Teacher Certification UW - Stevens Point, MA - English from UW - Eau Claire

Phone: (608) 835-4315

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Kimberly Manny Brown

 Joined OHS In: 2000

Teaching Since: 1997

Courses Taught: English 9, Expository Writing

Education: B.A. in English with Teacher's Certification from Eastern Illinois University, M.A. in English, 20th Century American Literature from Eastern Illinois University

Phone: (608) 835-4379

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Scott Mirkes

 
Joined OHS In: 2016
 
Teaching Since: 1997
 
Courses Taught: English 11, English 11/12 Extended
 
Education: Carroll University, B.S. 1997

Phone: (608) 835-4418

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Blair Perzentka

Joined OHS In: 2021

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Phone: 608 835-4404

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Abby Polipnick

 Joined OHS In: 2018

Teaching Since: 2018

Courses Taught:  English 10, English 11 

Education: Bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire (English/literature and women's studies), teaching license from Edgewood College

 

Phone: (608) 835-1311

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Mackenzie Rogness (Fischer)

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Joined OHS In: September, 2015

Teaching Since: 2015

Courses Taught: English 9, 10 and 12

Education: Graduate from University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point

Phone: (608) 835-4383

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George Wilson

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Joined OHS In: 2016

Teaching Since: 2006

Courses Taught: English 9, English 11 and Creative Writing

Education: Bachelor of Science in English Education (B.S.Ed.) with teacher certification from West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Master of Science in Education from California State University-East Bay.