MR. OCHSNER

School: Ridgefield High School
Class: English 9 and English 12
Phone: 360-619-1320
Email: Tyler.Ochsner@ridgefieldsd.org

Welcome to English with Mr. Ochsner! My name is Tyler Ochsner, and I am excited to work with you this school year! 

I grew up in Olympia, Washington, and I have lived in Southwest Washington for the past few years. I am looking forward to starting my second year at RHS as a Spudder! As far as my educational background is concerned, I have my bachelor's degree in Communication (Journalism) from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, a master's degree in Management Communication from the University of Portland in Portland, OR, and my teaching credentials from Saint Martin's University in Lacey, WA. 

In both English 9 and English 12, we will be covering broad literacy skills including reading and writing, speaking and listening, critical thinking and analytical skills, and vocabulary and language skills. For English 9, we will be reading books and novels including Of Mice and Men, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, and Speak. English 12 our units of study will include some personal/real-life essay writing, and we will be choosing from literary texts such as The Great Gatsby, Things Fall Apart, Death of a Salesman, and a variety of Shakespeare plays (Othello, Hamlet, etc.). 

For more information regarding class assignments and projects, you may go to Google Classroom as this will be the most up to date information. Also, Skyward Family Access will be an excellent tool for seeing posted grades that have been updated within the week. 

The best way to reach me is via e-mail at Tyler.Ochsner@ridgefieldsd.org. You may also contact me by telephone at 360.619.1320, and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours. Please feel free to share questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.

Thank you, and I am looking forward to a positive and successful year in English!

Sincerely, 

Mr. Ochsner