Degrees and Certifications:
BA Politcs minor in Spanish- Ithaca College MS Education with certification in TESOL- Nazareth College
Ms. Keri Donlon
Hello y hola! I am Keri Donlon and I am an EL teacher. This is my third year teaching at Highland Park Senior High, and my sixth year in the district. I moved to Saint Paul in 2015 from Rochester, NY, where I taught at the high school level for 5 1/2 years. Prior to that, I lived and taught English in Monterrey, Mexico. My last 2 years in Mexico I taught at the esteemed PrepaTec Cumbres. Besides teaching, I have worked in advocacy work for migrant families. Being an English Language teacher is especially important to me becasue my mom is an immigrant from Mexico. I am passionate about young people and their families succeeding in their new country.
At school, I am one of the Link Crew Coordinators. It is important and so much fun to work with our incredible student leaders to welcome our newest 9th grade members to our Highland Park Sr. High School community. I look forward to an excellent school year.
My schedule for the 2020-21 school year is:
Period 1: English Language Development 9
Period 2: English 9 w/ Ms. Becker
Period 4: English 9 w/ Ms. Becker
Period 5: L 2 World History w/ Ms. Kallestad
Period 7: World History w/ Ms. Kallestad
***Live Office Hours via Google Meets will be held on:
Tuesday at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Thursday at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Friday at 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Outside of school, I like watching movies, reading, birdwatching, and I am new to gardening. I also like hanging out with my family here in Minnesota, my fiancee and mom, our nieces and nephews in Wisconsin, and now a new baby in California. And when the pandemic is over I hope to travel again which is one of the things we love to do, especially to see our friends all over the East Coast.