Ms. Deborah Kozak

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

The 2019 -2020 school year is my 24th year in Saint Paul Public Schools, and my fourth year teaching English at Como Park Senior High School.  I currently teach English 10, AP Language & Composition, and Creative Writing.  The English 10 class is co-taught with Katrina Holmes, a Special Education teacher, which allows us to provide extra support to students in the classroom. I am also the advisor for the Cougar Journal, a student-led literary and art journal that is published each spring.

Prior to joining the staff at Como Park Sr. High, I spent 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; led professional development classes; wrote district technology policy and procedure documents; managed instructional technology resources; and worked behind the scenes to plan and implement one-to-one iPads in Saint Paul Public Schools.  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). When I am not at school, I like to spend time with family. I enjoy gardening, reading, and watching sports. I am a huge Como Park, Vikings, Wild, and Twins fan.

Grades, assignments, directions, and digital copies of all class resources are posted in Schoology. The daily agenda can be found under "Materials." To learn how to read a Schoology grade report, click HERE.



Mrs. Kozak's Schedule

  •  1 - AP Lang & Comp

    2 - Creative Writing

    3 - Prep / PLC

    4 - Lunch & Advisory

    5 - English 10

    6 - English 10 

    7 - AP Lang & Comp

    8 - Prep / PLC

    All of my classes are in room 2603