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26 May

An Anti-Hero of One’s Own

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24 May

Does Grammar Matter?

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21 May

The Power of a Great Introduction

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19 May

What Makes a Hero?

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17 May

Three Anti-Social Skills to Improve Your Writing

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13 May

How to Write Descriptively

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12 May

How to Write a Book (for Beginners)

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Hi Trish! Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I love living in beautiful Portland, Oregon, home of fabulous restaurants, coffee shops, donuts and Portlandia—and so close to the mountains on one side and the Pacific ocean on the other! I have three wonderful boys—ages 12 ½, 9 ½ and 3 ½--who all look exactly like my husband and me combined and who keep me very busy! I enjoy reading, baking, hiking, camping, crafting and exploring said donut shops.

05 May

Meet the Staff: Personalized Education Coach Trish Turner-Gillespie

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Hi Mrs. Helgerud! Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

I currently live just north of Houston in The Woodlands, TX with my husband and three teenage daughters (and our beagle). Before moving to Texas 15 years ago, we lived in California (San Francisco bay area) for 7 years. I grew up in Bloomington, IN, but also spent two years living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia when I was little and was an exchange student in Germany my senior year of high school. I have also lived in Minnesota (college and student teaching) and Utah (my first teaching job). I love to travel, read, spend time with my family, and do anything involving music and the arts. While I do not currently have the time to participate as I used to, I enjoy keeping up with my daughters’ artistic endeavors and attending community and professional performances as much as possible.

05 May

Meet the Staff: Math Instructor Ruth Helgerud

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Hi Mrs. Chase! Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

I live in Utah and have lived here my whole life other than a year spent in Hawaii going to college, which I loved! I am married to my high school sweetheart and we are parents to five, soon to be six, rambunctious kids.  I obviously love being a mother and find nothing else as rewarding or enjoyable as being a mom.  I love all things crafty. I love to decorate my house, work in my yard and go on vacations with my family.  I have one daughter (soon to be two) and I LOVE playing with her hair.  I love trying out new hair do's on her and I am sure she is excited to have a sister to share a head of hair with me. I like to cook and sew if I ever find time and I enjoy being around my family and friends. 

05 May

Meet the Staff: Electives Instructor Joanna Chase

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