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Kozak, Deborah

Email: deborah.kozak@spps.org

Phone: 651-603-4345

Qualifications: B.A. English and Secondary Education, College of St. Benedict Certificate, Technology Integration, Hamline University Advanced Placement Language and Composition trained International Baccalaureate English A1 trained AVID trained

Ms. Deborah Kozak

This is my 28th year in Saint Paul Public Schools and my eighth year teaching English at Como Park Senior High School. I am a proud second-generation SPPS teacher. I currently teach English 11 and AP English Language & Composition.  I am also the advisor for the Cougar Journal, a student-led literary and art journal that is published each spring.

I spent the first 11 years of my career at Highland Park Senior High, where I taught all levels of English, including English 11 and 12 International Baccalaureate (IB). Then, I spent the next nine years working in the district's Technology Services Department as a Technology Integration Specialist.  I worked with teachers on integrating technology in their classrooms, and worked behind the scenes to plan and implement one-to-one iPads in Saint Paul Public Schools.

When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, golfing, and watching sports. I also like to dig around on the web and help my dad with genealogy research. I love to try new recipes, and am proud of the fact that I am the one to carry on the family food traditions. I am a huge Como Park, Vikings, Wild, Twins, and Gophers sports fan.

My husband, Kevin, and I live in Brooklyn Park. We are guardians of his younger brother, Craig, who lives with us.

I love the Como community, and am excited to get to know and work with my students.

Grades, assignments, directions, and digital copies of all class resources are posted in Schoology.  



A Day Schedule

1A - Prep / PLC

2A - English 11

3A - English 11

Seminar - 9th grade

4A - English 11

B Day Schedule

1B - English 11

2B - English 11

3B - Prep / PLC

Seminar - 9th grade

4B - AP English Language & Composition