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Mr. Deignan

Dear Hazel Park Parents or Guardians,

My name is Patrick Deignan and I have been teaching Middle School English at Hazel Park since 2014. I am a St. Paul resident and love working at Hazel Park because I believe in our scholars and our staff. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, making/listening to music, watching movies, and of course, reading and writing. I have a Masters of Arts in Teaching and am a licensed teacher (K-8) with a focus on Language Arts (5-8).


This school year (2020-2021) I will be teaching all sections of 8th grade and some 7th grade sections as well. I am excited to start this school year and am looking forward to teaching your child. I am a parent as well, and know that life can be busy and challenging.

I am offering these three research based tips to ensure the success of your child, in our hectic world. 

1.)  Check your young scholar’s planner and work daily.

2.) Set up a consistent, organized schedule and place for homework to be done. Establish a routine for daily check-ins and assist with homework. 

3.) Ask your child to teach you at least three new things they learned each day! They want to make you proud.

Please help me to help your child. Together, success is ours.



Patrick Deignan

Hazel Park Middle School

7th & 8th grade English/Language Arts