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.

Dr. Anderson - Language Arts Instructor

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Josh Anderson

BSE Speech and Language Arts, Emporia State University

MA School Leadership, Baker University

EdD School Administration, Baker University

Speech and Debate Coach

Ms. Brown - Language Arts Instructor

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Abigail Brown

BS - English Education

MS - Special Education

Mr. Buckstead - Language Arts Instructor

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Reed Buckstead

BA English Education, Iowa State University

Freshman Class Sponsor

Assistant Coach JV/Varsity - Girls' Basketball

Ms. Burhans - Language Arts Instructor

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Lindsay Burhans

BS English Literature, Kansas State University

BS Secondary Education, Kansas State University

Currently pursuing: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

Ms. Butell-Huntoon - Language Arts Instructor

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bonnie Butell-Huntoon

BSE Language Arts, Emporia State University

MA English, Kansas State University

Ms. Cupp - Language Arts Instructor

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

Miss. Guzman - Language Arts Instructor

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Taurean Guzman

BSE Secondary English, Missouri Southern State University

BSE Middle School English, Missouri Southern State University

Assistant Varsity Coach - Softball

Mr. Mishler - Language Arts Instructor

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

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mardy Ortman

BA English, Fort Hays State University

MS Curriculum Leadership, Emporia State University

MA in English, Emporia State University

Assistant Coach Varsity - Girls' Basketball

AVID Coordinator

Ms. Parker - Language Arts Instructor

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Paige Parker

BS in Secondary Education - English

Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Emporia State University

Minor in Spanish

Assistant Coach - Cheer

Boys and Girls Dive Coach

Mr. Renberger - Language Arts Instructor

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

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

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

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 - Journalism, Newspaper, & Yearbook Instructor

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

Currently pursuing: Masters of Arts - Journalism Education

Newspaper Adviser

Yearbook Adviser