Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English and Secondary Education, College of St. Benedict Certificate, Technology Integration, Hamline University Advanced Placement; Language and Composition trained International Baccalaureate English A1 trained AVID trained
Ms. Deborah Kozak
The 2018 -2019 school year is my 23rd year in Saint Paul Public Schools, and my third year teaching English at Como Park Senior High School. I currently teach English 10 and English 10 Accelerated. The English 10 class is co-taught with Ian Zangs, a Special Education teacher, which allows us to provide extra support to students in the classroom.
Prior to joining the staff at Como Park Sr. High, I spent nine years working in the district's Technology Services Department as a Technology Integration Specialist. I worked with teachers on integrating technology in their classrooms; led professional development classes; wrote district technology policy and procedure documents; managed instructional technology resources; and worked behind the scenes to plan and implement one-to-one iPads in Saint Paul Public Schools. I spent the first 11 years of my career at Highland Park Senior High, where I taught all levels of English, including English 11 and 12 International Baccalaureate (IB). When I am not at school, I like to spend time with family. I enjoy gardening, reading, and watching sports. I am a huge Como Park, Vikings, Wild, and Twins fan.
Grades, assignments, directions, and digital copies of all class resources are posted in Schoology. The daily agenda can be found under "Updates." To learn how to read a Schoology grade report, click HERE.