Language Arts Team
Hello! I am Ms. Swygard (s-why-guard). I graduated from Southeastern University (go to college, kids!). I majored in English and finished with three minors: secondary English education, Bible, and religion. I also just finished my Master's in Biblical Studies. I have taught in Costa Rica for three summers, co-taught an American lit course at SEU (practicum), and have taught 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English over the last seven years at WHHS and McKeel. This year I will be teaching 9th grade English!
When I am not lesson planning, teaching, and grading, I love kayaking, picnicking, and volunteering at church. I have a passion for foster kids, a knack for scrapbooking, and a sweet hubby to enjoy it all with (we just got married last Spring Break! *Awe*). Best of all, I love connecting with others (with cultures, feelings, wants, hurts, other perspectives) and finding myself too--reading literature helps me to do that, and writing helps to liberate my thoughts, enabling them to reach deeper, to seek truth, and to explore possibilities. I cannot wait to learn along with you this year.