Kenneth Amos

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Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)

Kenneth Amos

English II

I was born here in Fort Worth, Texas but raised in the "Heart of the Delta", Greenville, Mississippi (I like to think of myself as a "Texassissipian"). I enjoy sunrises and sunsets, full moons and new moons, nature walks and long hikes. I consider these phenomena to be "verses" from the perpetually purposeful poem that has been so perfectly entitled... "Nature". From the experiences we encounter in nature we find that there is infinite beauty to be discovered out in the world that surrounds us. Because I believe that the outside world mirrors the inside world, there is also infinite beauty yet to be discovered within us all. So, my hope, as an educator, is to facilitate a space where we (my students and I) can uncover and explore new levels of our potential and allow our inner-genius to emerge and blossom beyond all expectations!

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Google Class Codes:

English 2 - 2nd Block: A = cagy7vi

English 2 - 3rd Block: A = k35f2eg

English 2 - 4th Block: A = 6joh3ph

English 2 - 5th Block: B = lis3g3f

Reading - 6th Block: B = p5wnxc3

English 2 - 8th Block: B = nbd3f21

 R D Brown

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Texas State University, The Criswell College, University of Texas at Arlington

R D Brown

English I

I am a Fort Worth native who has lived in many different cities. I love spending time outdoors, reading lots of diverse books, doing martial arts, and spending quality time with my family. This is my second year as a teacher at Polytechnic High School, but I have previously taught English as a second language in South Korea for five years. During this time I was able to travel extensively throughout Asia and learn about many different cultures. I love being a teacher and it is my hope to continue improving my skills so that students can get the most out of their education.

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Google Class Codes:

1st Period - English I: cgbmvz7

2nd Period - Reading: kzbkhpt

3rd Period - English I: gj7gkbb

4th Period - English I: ddwtbbq

6th Period - English I: nt3ptiw

8th Period - English I: whoptb6

 Christina Burke

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BS in Communication Studies/Minor in Sociology - The University of Texas at Austin

Christina Burke

English I

This is my third year teaching English 1 at Poly, and it truly is the place to be! I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and minor in sociology, later obtaining my teaching certification from Texas Wesleyan University. Outside of school, I take joy in reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. 

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Google Class Codes:

1st Period - mekjozm

2nd Period - eb3gb33

4th Period - lbv2cnc

5th Period - i6crmwr

6th Period - ugwxgsa

8th Period - lbv2cnc

 Olivia Cowley

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Brigham Young University, Southern Methodist University

Olivia Cowley

English II

Hi! This is my third year teaching English II at Polytechnic High School. I grew up in Virginia, but moved to Utah to study Studio Art and Russian at Brigham Young University. Now, I'm currently working on a master's degree in Education at Southern Methodist University. Outside of school, I love to read, play board games with my friends, and go to trivia nights. My husband and I love to teach our puppy new tricks and take him on walks. My goal as a teacher is to create a safe space for you to learn, make mistakes, and grow. Poly is the place to be!

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Google Class Codes:

Period 1: k25imnw

Period 3: tbkhrtd

Period 4: 6wma2g4

Period 5: vqmsybx

Period 6: rf4573r

Period 8: oks56mx

 Amaily Kready

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University of Arkansas

Amaily Kready

English II

This is my second year teaching English and Reading at Poly High School. I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelors in History and English. I made the move to DFW one year ago with my dogs Max and Millie. In my free time, I love to explore the area, read books, and try new coffee shops.

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Google Class Codes:

 Period 1: 4z6xkyk

Period 2: s2oteop

Period 3: zxv75gh 

Period 5: 6pfm5ah 

Period 6: yiip735 

Period 8: h6j44bg

 Elizabeth Moore

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University of Oklahoma

Elizabeth Moore

English III/IV

My name is Elizabeth Moore. I am from Fort Worth, and my family has been here for 5 generations. I was drawn to teach at Poly 3 years ago and I love it deeply. My favorite thing to read is Alice Walker and my favorite thing to write is poetry. I teach English 4 and OnRamps Rhetoric. I am the proud sponsor of The Polytechnic ShowStoppers drill team.

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Google Class Codes:

 Period 1: ibvqj3j

Period 2: m65t3h2

Period 3 bpd6q3o

Period 4: huxvnwh

Period 5: wanacjv

Period 6: 5edqzol

 Samantha Randall-Yater

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BA in English/Minor in Journalism - Texas Christian University

Samantha Randall-Yater

English I/English III

Hello! My name is Samantha Randall- Yater, but you can call me Mrs.Yater! In 2013, I graduated from Texas Christian University with a major in English and minor in Journalism. This will be my 4th year not only in teaching but also at Polytechnic High School! Currently I am Senior Class Sponsor, Student Council Advisor, Social Media Coordinator and Yearbook Advisor! When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, husband and fur babies - Kora and Khaya! We are big TCU football fans and you can catch us watching and cheering on our team every weekend! We love to binge Netflix shows, if you have any suggestions send them our way! We love spending time with our friends and taking trips whenever we can!

Other Assignments
Yearbook Advisor

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Google Class Codes:

 Period 1: w2l2dg2

Period 2: skemxlp

Period 3: g6qodwa

Period 5: 45ls5fa

Period 6: hqs5x62

Yearbook: wod7qvb

 Bradley Ray

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Texas A&M University - Commerce , Honors College Class of 2012

Bradley Ray

English/English III

Graduated with a BA in English and another BA in History. Married with one kid and another on the way! Expecting in early October! Educator since 2013; joined the Poly family in 2019.

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Google Class Codes:

Pre AP English 3: ux7dgvc

Invite link: Pre AP English 3

English 3: cluws47

Invite link: English 3

AP English Language and Composition: ulwky7p

Invite link: AP English Language

 

 Angela Quick

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BS/Psychology - University of Maryland and University of Phoenix May 2019 MS/Education - Johns Hopkins University

Angela Quick

Newcomer Program English III, IV
Newcomer Program Department Head

This is my 6th year at Poly! GO PARROTS! I love working with the students of Poly and watching them grow in their Reading and Writing skills. Outside of school, I enjoy being a mom to my three children and am expecting my first grandbaby in December! I love to cook, read, and hang out with my family! I especially enjoy playing board games with my kids!

 Other Assignments
Key Club Faculty Advisor
LPAC Committee Member
AVID Site Team Member

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Google Class Codes:

 Period 1: amopv3m

Period 2: zcxq35y

Period 3: rmhqkqq

Period 5: bgvd55k

Period 6: fl6mw62

Period 8: vo4z4iw

 Kristi Wipperfurth

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BA - University of North Texas MFA - Vermont College of Fine Arts

Kristi Wipperfurth

Dual Credit Composition, American Literature and English IV

I'm an educator, grandmother, mother, poet and artist. I've been teaching English at Poly for seven years. I tend to be drawn to the American Romantic movement in literature as well as the Impressionist Movement in art. I love philosophy almost as much as I love poetry... and I like to swim!

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Google Class Codes:

 Period 1: Engliah IV- vtilfb7

Period 2: my.tccd.edu (student blackboard account)

Period 4: English IV- mkqmyf4

Period 5: AP Literature- yikshik

Period 6: my.tccd.edu (student blackboard account)

Period 8: English IV- 7m7k4ph