Degrees and Certifications:
BA Politcs minor in Spanish- Ithaca College MS Education with certification in TESOL- Nazareth College
Ms. Keri Donlon
Hello y hola! I am Keri Donlon and I am an EL teacher. This is my first year teaching at Highland Park Senior High, but my fourth year in the district (1 year at LMAP, 2 years at The Heights Community School). I moved to Saint Paul in 2015 from Rochester, NY, where I taught at the high school level for 5 1/2 years. Prior to that, I lived and taught English in Monterrey, Mexico. My last 2 years in Mexico I taught at the esteemed PrepaTec Cumbres. Besides teaching, I have worked in advocacy work for migrant families. Being an English Language teacher is especially important to me becasue I am the daughter of an immigrant. I am passionate about young people and their families succeeding in their new country.
My fiancee and I live in Saint Paul with our cat. We enjoy exploring the area by going out to restaurants, seeing live music, going to movies, hiking, and biking with my brother and sister in law. We also love spending time with our 4 1/2 year old twin niece and nephew, and 4 year old niece and family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
My schedule for the 2018-2019 school year is:
Period 1: English 9 w/ Ms. Becker in room 2214
Period 2: English Language Development 10 in room 2211
Period 3: Professional Learning Community Meetings
Period 4: English 10 w/ Ms. Jameson in room 2216
Period 5: English 9 w/ Ms. Becker in room 2214
Period 6: Planning time
Period 7: English Langauge Development 9 in room 2211
I am thrilled to join the team at Highland Park Senior and look forward to an excellent school year.