Welcome to English 9! I am honored to be the 9th grade English teacher at Jefferson Academy, and I am thrilled to be a small part of this marvelous journey we call freshman year. English will take you places you've never been by opening a world of possibilities in writing and literature and challenging you to become a more sophisticated writer, reader, and thinker. In addition to teaching 9th grade English, I teach Teen Choices, Creative Writing, Film Studies, and Introduction to Communication.  

A Bit About Me:  It is such a blessing to be starting my fourth year at JA and my fourteenth year in education. Prior to my arrival at JA, I was a middle school teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic school in Westminster, Colorado. Believe it or not, I started my teaching career as a 7th grade math and science teacher! I've always loved math and science, but I never thought in a million years that I would get the opportunity to teach in those content areas! About six or seven years later, an opening became available in the Language Arts department, and I was hired to teach 8th grade ELA! As much as I loved middle school, I was ready for a change and decided to give high school a try. That was the best move I ever made! I am proud to be a Jag and so very honored to be your teacher! 

When I'm not busy teaching, I'm raising three teenage boys, Karter, Kellen, and Kwinn. Karter is a junior, and Kellen and Kwinn (twins)  are freshmen at  Broomfield High School. They all have a passion for the game of basketball and I try not to miss a moment. When I'm not attending games, you can find me hiking, biking, reading, going to concerts and plays, playing cards and board games, and spending as much time as possible with my beautiful family and friends! I am a HUGE sports fan. I love the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Avalanche, the Denver Nuggets, the New York Yankees, and the fighting Irish of Notre Dame! 

I think that is all for now....sorry it's so long...I love to write and talk! I'm looking forward to meeting you and your family!

Mrs. Mitchell's Class Schedule:
A Block (8:25 - 9:55) Planning Period
B Block (10:00 - 11:30) Teen Choices, Rm. 239
C Block (11:35 - 1:45) Eng. 9, Rm. 151
D Block (1:50 - 3:20) Eng. 9, Rm. 153

English 9
English 9 Honors