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Story - Freelance Writer - Thatcher, AZ, USA

Karen Story

Thatcher, AZ, USA


Freelance Writer


I have been teaching English since 1998 and enjoy writing in my free time. I have a blog called ChristianswithALS.wordpress that discusses my family's struggle with my husband's ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Work History

English Teacher

Mt.Graham High School

♦ Proficient in APlus online curriculum
♦ Monitors all students from 9-12th grade in English lessons
♦ Adviser for Student Council
♦ Member of AdvancEd committee
♦ Trainer of Teachers in Common Core (CCR Standards) for English Language Arts

English Teacher

Safford High School

Up to May 2012

♦ Taught junior (American) and senior (British) English and college prep junior English
♦ Advised yearbook
♦ Member and secretary of Site Council, a principal's advisory group
♦ Selected to be a department chair
♦ Facilitated "Reading in the Content Areas" workshop and "Six Traits of Writing" workshop for faculty
♦ Tutored college students taking English 101, 102 and British Literature
♦ Mentored new teachers

Language Arts Teacher

Pima Junior High School

♦ Taught 7th Grade reading and writing
♦ Advised knowledge bowl
♦ Started and advised student-run newspaper

English Teacher

Morenci Jr. and Sr. High School

w• Classes taught include: sophomore (world literature) level English classes, senior college
preparatory (honors) English, 7th grade reading, advanced publications, and introduction to photo/publications
w• Selected to department representatives committee
w• Chair of North Central Accreditation team
w• Elected to district 301 committee
w• Advised the yearbook and Quill and Scroll Honor Society
w• Member of technology committee
w• Facilitated Six Trait Writing workshops for faculty

Independent Study (English 697)
w• Created a teachers' guide for using the writing process in the classroom and for how to create a
writing community

Student Teacher

Corona del Sol

Care McCray-Lengel; cooperating

w• Observed and helped with senior humanities, a college level class
w• Observed several other teachers in the department and helped with beginning yearbook



Wordpress blog about our family's struggle with ALS.

Qualifications & Certifications

Secondary Education

Northern Arizona University

Tempe High School, Tempe, AZ


Northern Arizona University

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