Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Koch, Paul - English / RRHS Teacher Information: Coach Koch lives in Ashburn with his wife Joanne and sons Parker (13), Devon (11), and Bennett (8). A veteran English teacher and baseball coach since 1996, Paul returns to Virginia after three years living in Beijing, China. While in China, Paul studied Mandarin, perfected some of his favorite recipes, taught and coached at the International School of Beijing and managed a youth baseball program-the Sports Beijing Dynasty- the first of its kind in Beijing. Paul began teaching at James River High School in Richmond, moved to Oakton High School in 2000, then to Fauquier High School in 2004 where he taught all levels of high school English until his family's relocation to China in 2011. Paul is a graduate of James Madison University.
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Welcome to our classroom! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you this year, and I am excited to begin right away. I appreciate you taking the time to read this course overview and familiarize yourself with the expectations of the class. Throughout the year we examine world civilization, literature and language. Our study incorporates a variety of genres including poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, drama and novel. We also evaluate the effect of music, film and art on the development of the world as you see it today. Each of these areas of study will prove important as we analyze themes and concepts and apply them to your own life experiences. This course is based upon the Curriculum Guide for Loudoun County Public Schools. The LCPS curriculum is based upon the Standards of Learning from the Virginia Department of Education.
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