Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Jody Rohweller-Kocur (Roh-Ko) and this is my 13th 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 21 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 11 IB History of the Americas (HOTA) and 12 IB 20th Century Topics. I am also the co-advisor for Student Council as well as the National Honor Society. 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.
If you ever have questions about classes I teach, assignments or any extra curricular activities I am involved with, please don't hesitate to contact me. Assignments and materials will be posted on individual class Schoology pages.
12 IB 20th Century Topics (Keep scrolling down for the 11 IB HOTA Summer assignment)
2020 Summer Assignment
Please read The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
-Read through Chapter 5 (The Russian Steam Roller) 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 Thursday, Sept. 10th, 2020
-The first class discussion of the book will also take place on 9/10; be sure to hang on to your copy of the book for discussions during the months of September and October.
*I do have a few books available for check-out once the school year begins. We will be reading the entire book, so you may want to acquire your own copy over the summer. I know that pdf’s of books are not the easiest to read, but it is what I have available for now!
Contact me at any point via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
11 IB History of the Americas
2020 Summer Assignment
*Please read Ch. 12 and 13 of History of Latin America, Collision of Cultures by Marshall C. Eakin Your assignment is to take detailed notes on each of the chapters, which you may then use to write an in-class essay on Friday 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.
**Please see the Highland website (in the IB section or the individual teacher) for pdf’s of the chapters, you are NOT expected to buy the entire book!! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail either HOTA teacher:
Ms. Rohweller-Kocur: email@example.com
Mr. Jensen: firstname.lastname@example.org
-The notes will officially be due on Thursday, Sept. 10th, 2020
-The class discussion of the chapters will also take place on 9/10, be sure to hang on to your copy of the chapters and notes!