Phone: 651.744.3889


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Rohweller-Kocur

My name is Jody Rohweller-Kocur (Ms.Roh-Ko) and this is my 16th year teaching here at Highland Park Senior High. I went to Bemidji State University and graduated with licensure in Social Studies and Theatre and Speech Education. I received my Master's degree in Education from Hamline University. I have been in the St. Paul Public School district for 24 years. I did my student teaching at Humboldt High School, I worked for 7 years at Hazel Park Middle School and was a curriculum coach at the district level for one year. I am very excited and proud to be working at Highland!!

This year I will be teaching 12 IB 20th Century Topics and 11 IB History of the Americas; I am also the advisor the National Honor Society (NHS). When I am not grading essays, I really love to travel. I also enjoy going to plays, hiking, eating at fun restaurants and spending as much time as possible reading and hanging out with my family and now watching both my sons play sports.

If you ever have questions about classes I teach, assignments or anything regarding the National Honor Society, please don't hesitate to contact me at  Assignments and materials will be posted on individual class Schoology pages.

12 IB 20th Century Topics class syllabus

11 IB History of the Americas class syllabus




     12th Grade 20th Century Topics:

     Please read The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

     -Read Chapters 1-5 and stop at the Outbreak section.   

    -Write a 1½ page summary and a 1½ page reaction to the reading so far.  Typed is preferred, but hand-written will be accepted as well. (12 point font/double spaced).  This does not need to be printed and will be submitted via Schoology.

     -The summary/reaction will be due on Friday Sept 8th OR Monday Sept. 11th, 2023

    -The first in class discussion of the book will also take place on 9/8 or 9/11; be sure to hang on to your copy of the book for discussions during the months of September and October.


    *Contact me at any point via e-mail ( if you have any questions!  HAPPY READING!!

    GOA-Chapter 1

    GOA-Chapter 2

    GOA-Chapter 3

    GOA-Chapter 4

    GOA-Chapter 5


    11 IB History of the Americas, 2023 Summer Assignment

    *Please read Ch. 12 and 13 of History of Latin America, Collision of Cultures by Marshall C. Eakin (found in the pdf's below in summer readings 1, 2 and 3).  Your assignment is to take detailed notes on each of the chapters, which you may then use to write an in-class essay which will also be happening 9/8 or 9/11.  The notes taken from EACH chapter should be at least 1 ½ -2 pages and can be typed or hand-written. If typed, please use 12-point font.  These notes will officially be submitted to Schoology. 

    If you have questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail either HOTA teacher:

    -Ms. Rohweller-Kocur:

    -Mr. Jensen:

    **The notes will officially be due on Friday Sept 8th or Monday Sept 11th

    -The class discussion of the chapters will also take place on 9/8 or 9/11, so be sure to hang on to your copy of the chapters and notes!

    HOTA Summer Reading #1

    HOTA Summer Reading #2

    HOTA Summer Reading #3