Mr. Haas

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Degrees and Certifications:

Macalester College, B.A. English and German Augsburg University, M.Ed Second Language Acquisition

Mr. Haas

Damian Haas – EL Teacher

 

I am excited to join the Highland Park Senior High team this year after starting my teaching career last year at Como Park Senior High. After graduating from Macalester College with a BA in English and German literature, I tried a number of different occupations. I lived abroad in Germany, teaching English and traveling. Then I tended bar in Minneapolis and New York City. After that, I worked in publishing at McGraw-Hill in New York before switching to managing technology for a finance company when my wife and I moved back to Minneapolis. I stuck with that job for way longer than I should have. It was a terrible fit for an English major. After our third child was born, I decided that it was time to finally leave the technology world behind. I stayed home and tended to our children for a few years, during which time I realized that I liked being around kids and had more patience for their needs and questions than most adults. I started taking evening classes at Augsburg University and finished my Masters in Education in 2019.

 

 

Mr. Haas’s 2020-21 Schedule:

1: Biology, Co-taught with Ms. Bolopue 

2: PLC 

3: Physical Science, Co-taught with Ms. Bolopue 

4: English 11, co-taught with Mr. Hayes

5: English Language Development (ELD)

6: English 12, co-taught with Mr. Hayes

7: Prep

 

Contact info: damian.haas@spps.org