Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Teacher Certification in grades 6-12 Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction LBS1 Certification ESL Certification
Hello! I am Emily Popp, an English Teacher at Oswego High School. This is my 6th year as a teacher and I was lucky enough to begin my career here at OHS. I am a product of the wonderful Oswego School District as I graduated from Oswego East. For my undergraduate, I received my degree and teaching licensure from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. I student taught at Oswego High School and then immediately began working as a teacher here. I currently teach English 4 Literary Theory, Transitional English, and AVID 10. This summer I completed my Master's Degree at Aurora University where I received a degree in Curriculum & Instruction as well as my endorsements in Special Education and English as a Second Language.
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Beyond teaching, I am also the Sideline and Competitive Head Cheereleading coach. I work with both Junior Varisty and Varsity.
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by Jeanette Walls Year Published: 2005 Transitional English
The Glass Castle is the 2005 memoir by the American author Jeannette Walls. In it, Walls recounts her deeply dysfunctional yet vibrant upbringing, emphasizing her resilience and her father's attempts toward redemption. Despite her family dynamic’s profound flaws, the unconditional love held by her family allowed Walls to develop and maintain a fierce determination to create her own successful life, separate from them. The title refers to her father’s ultimate promise, which was never fulfilled, to build their dream house, a glass castle.
by William Shakespeare Year Published: 1604 English 4
Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.