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Ms. vonHilsheimer

About Me


Ms. v. at Denver Comic Con                       Ms. v. attempting yoga at Red Rocks                          Ms. v at a Lego exhibit in Belgium 

This is my third year at Stargate High School and my eighth year teaching overall! Before teaching at Stargate, I taught at an all-boys school in Denver, a private school in Istanbul (not Constantinople), an enrichment facility in Colorado Springs, and a college in North Carolina. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education and a Master of Arts degree in English--both from East Carolina University. I hope to get Nationally Board Certified in the few three years. I love being a part of Stargate High School and wouldn't want to teach anywhere else!

My family were in the military, so I moved around a lot, but I've spent most of my time in Maryland and North Carolina. I'm a diehard Tar Heels fan, so don't be surprised if March Madness makes its way into a couple lessons. I love traveling, food, and Harry Potter (and any way that I can combine the three). I think it's important to constantly take learning opportunities and step outside my comfort zone. (For example, I tried to get over my fear of heights by going bungee jumping. It didn't work, but at least now I know.)

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Class Information

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The AP Lit exam is May 9, 2018 at 8 am. 

Class Syllabus
The English II, English IV, and AP Literarture can be found on the High School Forms and Files page.

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