Language Arts Department

  • When students enroll in both required and elective language arts classes, they have the opportunity to develop abilities in and understanding of writing, reading, speaking, listening, thinking and evaluating as they study the academic content of language, literature, and composition.

Ms. Burhans - Language Arts Instructor

 Lindsay Burhans

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Lindsay Burhans

BS English Literature, Kansas State University

BS Secondary Education, Kansas State University

Ms. Butell-Huntoon - Language Arts Instructor

 Bonnie Butell-Huntoon

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bonnie Butell-Huntoon

BSE Language Arts, Emporia State University

MA English, Kansas State University

Mrs. Campion - Read 180 Instructor

 Maureen Campion

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Maureen Campion

BA Secondary Education - Social Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College

MSE Special Education, University of Kansas

Reading Specialist, Fort Hays State University

AVID Instructor

Ms. Connors-Willard

 Jeri Connors-Willard

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Jeri Connors-Willard

BA English Literature, UMKC

Graduate Certificate, Secondary Education, Avila University

MA in Education with emphasis in Gifted Education, Webster University

Coach: Speech and Debate

Ms. Crane - Language Arts Instructor

 Abby Crane

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Abby Crane

BS English Education, University of Kansas

MS Curriculum Leadership, Emporia State University

Currently pursuing: National Board Certification

Student Council Sponsor

Staff Developmental Council Representative

ONEA Area Representative

Ms. Cupp - Language Arts Instructor

 Melissa Cupp

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Melissa Cupp

Bachelor of English, Washburn University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas

Master of Reading/Reading Specialist, University of Kansas

English for Speakers of Other Languages Certificate, Kansas State University

Building Leadership Team Chair, Link Crew Facilitator, Credit Recovery Supervisor

Mr. Mishler - Language Arts Instructor

 Peter Mishler

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Peter Mishler

BFA Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College

MFA Creative Writing, Syracuse University

MS Secondary English Education, Syracuse University

The 270 Advisor

Writing Center Advisor

Mrs. Ortman - Language Arts Department Chair

 Mardy Ortman

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mardy Ortman

BA English - Fort Hays State University

MS Curriculum Leadership, Emporia State University

Currently pursuing an MA in English, Emporia State University

Assistant Coach Varsity - Girls' Basketball

AVID Coordinator

Mr. Renberger - Language Arts Instructor

 Jon Renberger

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Jon Renberger

BS Education, English Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas

MS School Leadership, Baker University

Head Coach - Girls' and Boys' Tennis

Mr. Schowalter - Language Arts Instructor / French Language Instructor

 Will Schowalter

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Will Schowalter

BA in Secondary Education and English Literature with a Minor in French, Baker University

MA in Creative Writing, Teesside University, Middlesborough, England

Mr. Schwartz - Language Arts Instructor

 Aaron Schwartz

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Aaron Schwartz

BA English, Kansas State University

MA English: Literature and Creative Writing, Kansas State University

Mr. Stiles - Language Arts Instructor

 Matt Stiles

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Matt Stiles

BSE Secondary English Education, University of Kansas

MS Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas

Mrs. Walker - Language Arts / Journalism & Yearbook Instructor

 Julia Walker

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Julia Walker

Bachelor of Journalism - Strategic Communications, University of Missouri

Master of Teaching - Secondary English, Lindenwood University

Newspaper Adviser

Yearbook Adviser