I am Patricia Horrell, English Teacher, M.Ed. I live in San Tan Valley with my husband and two dogs. I’ve been teaching for 30 years, and before I launched my teaching career, I worked as a technical writer (well-paying but rather dull employment), freelance journalist (that was fun), and an on-site software instructor (didn’t like the traveling, but the teaching part was great). When my husband and I moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona in ’08, I began my employment with the Florence Unified School District (where I taught for seven years)—I taught IB English 11, AP Language & Composition, English 11, English 9, and English as Second Language.
This is my fourth year at EDUPRIZE–I will be teaching IB/Honors English 11 (this is also College English 101 through Rio Salado), English 11, English 9, and Honors English 9. I will also be serving as English Department Chairperson and IB Extended Essay Coordinator.
During those few hours a day when I am not at school, I usually like to do things associated with what I teach—write poetry and fiction, read mysteries and science fiction, and watch movies. When time permits, I also enjoy bargain hunting, walking my dogs, attending festivals with my husband, and (occasionally) gardening (though the plants often do not cooperate with me).
(English 9, Honors English 9, English 11, IB English 11)
YOU WILL NEED:
→ A 100-sheet Mead FIVE STAR College Ruled Notebook. Some students like to buy two at the beginning of the year (when they are on sale), so they can use a fresh one during second semester.
→ Colored Pencils
→ Highlighters for highlighting and annotating in your Study Sync Book & Notebook.
→ Glue Sticks or Tape for attaching items in your notebook.
→ The usual supply of pens and pencils that you will use in every class.
NOTE: Many of the novels/major works we will read can be accessed for free online, as they are in the public domain. Others will need to be acquired at the library or bookstore. When you come to school on the first information night, a list of these novels will be made available. Some students prefer using a NOOK or a KINDLE–that is permissible.