Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Ursula Becker
I have been a proud member of the Highland Park Senior High School teaching staff since 2013 and I am thrilled to be back! Students in both my 9th and 11th grade sections will study a variety of classic and modern literature, they will learn how to evaluate and critique media sources, and they will learn how to better express themselves through creative and analytical writing.
More than anything, what I hope to accomplish this year is for students to find their own voices, to form and defend their own opinions on complex topics, and to learn to love literature.
I was born and raised in Minneapolis, received my B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and my Master's from St. Catherine University. If I had to have another job, I would be an architect (like every character on every sitcom ever).
WEEKLY SCHEDULE DURING DISTANCE LEARNING:
Please contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
I also have a Twitter account dedicated to school. Follow me for homework updates, interesting articles (some directly related to our current units, some not), and a quick way to contact me outside of class @Ms_Becker_SPPS
I have a classroom phone (651-744-4467), but I don't answer during class and often do not check messages until very late in the day, so email is best.