I have been teaching in Rochester Schools since 1988 and at Stoney Creek since it opened in 2002.


BA – Michigan State University (Major: English, Minor: History)
MA – Michigan State University (Journalism)

Work Experience:

2002 – present: Stoney Creek High School

  • Taught: LA9, LA10, Honors LA10, AP Language and Composition, Composition 12-1, AP English, newspaper, broadcast, Journalism I, poetry, 20th Century Lit
  • English Department Chair 2002/2003 (department chair position eliminated in district)
  • LA10 Teacher Leader 2009 – present
  • Served on district curriculum committees for: Composition 12-1, journalism I, newspaper, AP Language and Composition 
  • Advised the broadcast program The Source Live
  • Advise the student newspaper The Source, recipient of Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Gold and Spartan Awards; National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Finalist and NSPA All-American

1997 – 2002: Rochester High School

  • Taught: LA9, LA10, Honors LA10, Composition 11-A, poetry, Journalism I, newspaper 
  • Served on district curriculum committees for: poetry, Composition 11-A
  • Advised student newspaper The Talon
  • Advised student literary magazine Coffee Stains
1992 – 1997: Hart Middle School

  • Taught: LA7, LA8, Honors LA8, publications, creative writing, history, geography
  • Served on district curriculum committee for LA8 and Honors LA8per
  • Advised student newspaper The Eagle Eye, recipient of Quill and Scroll second place awards 
1988 – 1992: Van Hoosen Middle School

  • Taught: LA8, Honors LA8, publications
  • Advised the yearbook
  • Advised student newspaper The Voice, recipient of Quill and Scroll International 1st Place Awards

1987-1988: St. David Elementary  School

  • Taught seventh grade and eighth grade English 


3 responses to “About

  1. Cheryl

    Great stuff, Gayle! Love the title of your blog too.

  2. A little censorship of the comments left by your young readers would not be out of place–for example, the page on Franklin’s “Sale of the Hessians.”

  3. I teach AP Lang and Comp and would love how to use a blog like this with my class. How should I start? my email is jransier@lamarschool.com

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