Phone: 651-293-8950, ext. 3229
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Hello, I’m Andrew Bacskai (it’s a somewhat baffling Hungarian surname pronounced “Bass-sky”). I couldn’t be happier to be teaching sixth-grade ELA Workshop here at Highland Park Middle School. It’s a dream job for me. I live in Highland; raise two children in the neighborhood; frequent the neighborhood’s amazing stores, coffee shops and restaurants; I even walk my dog in the neighborhood. Now I have the privilege of being able to help make a positive contribution to the community.
As for my background, I grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in journalism. I worked as a writer and editor for various newspapers, magazines and marketing agencies for roughly 15 years before I decided to pursue teaching.
As a teacher, my goal is not only to help young people become competent readers and writers, but competent, compassionate people. Stop by room 2401 for a visit any time, or don’t hesitate to use the contact information listed on this page.
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