Phone: ext. 42481
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English and German Lit. -- Macalester College Master of Arts in Education -- Augsburg University
Mr. Haas is an English language teacher who hopes to expand the productive range of all students he teaches, allowing them to express their ideas with more detail and complexity. To accomplish that goal, he focuses on vocabulary building, elaborating sentences with new phrase types, and developing control of the paragraph form.
Before becoming a teacher, Mr. Haas worked in corporate environments in publishing and technology. Then, when his third child was born, he chose to stay home with his small children for a few years. This experience convinced him to switch from offices to classrooms, and after a few years of study, he was ready to step into the role he currently occupies.
Mr Haas believes all students can become strong writers and hopes that his students, who may not have been considering college, see that path as a possibility.