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Devi Pappas
Teacher

 I received my Bachelor's of Arts degree from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.  I have been teaching composition and literature since 2011.  I began teaching in Chicago and transitioned to Dwight in 2014.  While teaching in Chicago, I also worked as a tutor at Sylvan Learning Center.  I currently teach Composition I, Composition II, English I, and Novel.  Because I have worked with at-risk students and at Sylvan, I believe it is truly important for students to take a hands-on approach to learning as well as reflect on their own learning.  

 My literature courses do a lot of partner/group activities and class discussions where they work without me as much as possible to figure out what the text says before we go over the material together.  As a result, my literature courses are required to annotate their texts.  In my composition classes/units, students do a majority of their work in class as well as have conferences with me to make sure they are giving their best work and understand the assignment.  

I get to school at 6:30 A.M. every morning; therefore,  if students need extra help or need to make up an assessment, I am always available at this time.  If students ask for me to stay after school for additional help or make ups, I am always happy to stay after to help.  

 

Please view my website.  This is for all of my students and has supplements and digital copies of what we do in class.  

Phone: 815-584-6298

Email: pappasd@dwight.k12.il.us

Website: http://dths25.weebly.com

English Teacher