Jason Rhodes

I have been so excited to be a part of the Middle College family for two years now. I have taught at Reynolds High, West Henderson High, Balfour Education Center, and now here. After several years in traditional settings and then working in administration for four years, I took a chance and worked in Henderson County's alternative school Balfour, which is now HC Career Academy. I love the alternative environment and I jumped at the opportunity to be here at Middle College and close to home.

I teach 11th and 12th grade English. We cover a large variety of American literature in the 11th grade, write a twelve-page autobiography, and work and learn on our critical thinking skills. In 12th grade our primary focus is British literature, the research process and the senior presentation.

I love baseball, and have been a lifelong Dodger fan and Lakers fan. I love to read, but the entirety of my heart belongs to my beautiful wife, Alison, who is a counselor at Reynolds Middle, and my two awesome kids Ellie (7) and Sam (4). They have completed me in ways that I can't even comprehend at times.

11th Grade Literature:
Of Mice and Men
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
American Lit from Native American to current writers like George Saunders and Jesmyn Ward.

12th Grade Literature:
The Road
Sing Unburied, Sing
Sample works of Shakespeare
Beowulf
The Canterbury Tales

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