About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Tiffany Kredo
Classes Taught: 10th grade High School English Language Arts & High School Physical Education
This school year, in your 10th grade Language Arts class, you will be REQUIRED to read an independent reading BOOK of your choice (at your reading level) at the beginning of class every day and for homework in order to improve your reading skills/strategies, critical thinking skills, and reading stamina. You will have access to the Aims library, either physically or online. However, it is highly recommended that you get a PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD as soon as possible in order to check out a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to satisfy this in-class and homework requirement over the course of this school year, which will be about 8-10 different books.
The 2020-2021 school year, starting on Thursday, August 20, will be one of constraints and (perhaps) change because of COVID-19. We will have to be flexible, right? I would LOVE for you to always have in your possession an independent reading BOOK at your level for free-reading, as well as a Composition notebook for free-writing. Other than those, we need to rely solely on using our ECA-issued Chromebook computers for our learning. I will be handing out some resource packets, which you might want to put in a binder, but you will also be able to access the resource packets on Schoology. You might want to invest in an inexpensive printer at home in case you want to print out the work I will assign. It's really up to the individual student, in my English Language Arts classes, to decide how much paper and pencil they will need to use based on their learning preferences. You might want to wait until the weekend of August 22 to purchase supplies - that way you'll know for sure what you need and not waste any money! If y'all don't have the money to spend on supplies, NO WORRIES!!! We can get you what you need, and we'll make sure they're all sanitized and disinfected!
- Public Library Card
- Independent Reading Book of your choice at your current reading level (Your Choice: Fiction chapter book, non-fiction informational book, graphic novel, biography/autobiography, etc. Feel free to start reading this book as soon as you get it!)
- Aims is planning on providing a Planner/Agenda for each student
- 2" 3-ring Binder (Please make sure it is 2" thick - not bigger, not smaller!)
- 70 sheet (1 subject) Spiral Notebook with 3 holes to lock into binder OR Composition notebook
- Lots of #2 Pencils (mechanical pencils recommended with lots of 0.7 lead)
- Fun Colored pens for occasional use (revising & editing only)
- Highlighters (one green, one yellow, one pink)
- Pencil Pouch (used for all classes)
- Loose-leaf notebook paper (wide-ruled OR college ruled)
- 1 box of facial tissue/Kleenex
*On the first day of school, if you show up with all of the above 10 required supplies (except for the Aims provided planner), you will receive EXTRA CREDIT in the grade book and a special treat! On the other hand, if you cannot get supplies for financial reasons, please let me know as soon as possible so I can help you get what you need to succeed!
Qualifications of Instructor:
Ms. Kredo has been teaching for 23 years. She has two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University (majors: PE & Dance; minor: English) and a Masters Degree in Education: Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She started out teaching 9th & 10th grade English, 9th-12th Dance, and 9th grade Physical Education for two years at Cathedral City High School near Palm Springs, California. Her next stop was San Diego where she taught 9th grade English and 9th-12th Dance for three years at El Cajon Valley High School. Ten years after that she happily endured 6th graders: four years at West Middle School in Aurora, Colorado teaching 6th grade Reading/Writing Workshop in a block schedule, five years at Niver Creek Middle School in Thornton teaching 6th grade Literacy/Language Arts, and one year at Northglenn Middle School in Northglenn teaching 6th grade Language Arts in a block schedule using the Workshop model.
Legend High School in Douglass County (Parker, CO) was the next stop where Ms. Kredo taught 9th grade English and 11th grade American Tapestries (English) briefly as a Titan. Before being an honored part of the inaugural staff at Early College Academy, she was introduced to Weld District 6 through Northridge High School where she taught 9th grade Honors English, 11th grade American Literature & Composition, and AVID. This is her sixth year at ECA and she loves every minute of it, especially the engaged students! Ms. Kredo holds a Colorado Professional Teacher License, is highly qualified to teach 6-12 English Language Arts, and K-12 Physical Education, and takes professional development courses on a regular basis in order to give her students the best education possible. (She takes her career as a teacher very seriously!) Currently, she lives in Windsor with her amazing fiance, John, and beautiful Husky mix dog named Mocha. Ms. Kredo, in her limited free time, thoroughly enjoys rock climbing, SCUBA diving, and hot air ballooning, which she has tried before, and surfing and skydiving, which she has yet to try.
We shall see what DANCE CLUB & PERFORMING ARTS CLUB will look like FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.
Ms. Kredo sponsors Dance Club after school on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If you LOVE to dance, please join us!
Ms. Kredo also sponsors Performing Arts Club on Fridays after school. If you LOVE to act, sing, dance, play an instrument, come find out what we have going on!