Phone: 651-603-4345


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English and Secondary Education, College of St. Benedict Certificate, Technology Integration, Hamline University Advanced Placement Language and Composition trained International Baccalaureate English A1 trained AVID trained

Ms. Deborah Kozak

This is my 28th year in Saint Paul Public Schools and my eighth year teaching English at Como Park Senior High School. I am a proud second-generation SPPS teacher. I currently teach English 11 and AP English Language & Composition.  I am also the advisor for the Cougar Journal, a student-led literary and art journal that is published each spring.

I spent the first 11 years of my career at Highland Park Senior High, where I taught all levels of English, including English 11 and 12 International Baccalaureate (IB). Then, I spent the next nine years working in the district's Technology Services Department as a Technology Integration Specialist.  I worked with teachers on integrating technology in their classrooms, and worked behind the scenes to plan and implement one-to-one iPads in Saint Paul Public Schools.

When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, golfing, and watching sports. I also like to dig around on the web and help my dad with genealogy research. I love to try new recipes, and am proud of the fact that I am the one to carry on the family food traditions. I am a huge Como Park, Vikings, Wild, Twins, and Gophers sports fan.

My husband, Kevin, and I live in Brooklyn Park. We are guardians of his younger brother, Craig, who lives with us.

I love the Como community, and am excited to get to know and work with my students.

Grades, assignments, directions, and digital copies of all class resources are posted in Schoology.  



Mrs. Kozak's Schedule

  • A Day Schedule

    1A - Prep / PLC

    2A - English 11

    3A - English 11

    Seminar - 9th grade

    4A - English 11

    B Day Schedule

    1B - English 11

    2B - English 11

    3B - Prep / PLC

    Seminar - 9th grade

    4B - AP English Language & Composition