Molly Sutton Kiefer
Note: If you are enrolled in Pre-AP LA-10, I have started a Padlet site for the course, which includes helpful links, PDFs of stories, videos shown in class as well as extra material for further understanding.

Dear Parents and Students:

I'm thrilled to join the staff of Red Wing High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

I come from a family of educators, so you could say this is the family business. I have a Master's in English Education from the University of Minnesota as well as a Master's in Fine Arts in poetry. I have taught high school in Lakeville and I actually taught here at RWHS for a year while another teacher went on sabbatical. More recently, I've taught at the University of Minnesota in their English department and as a Montessori elementary lead here in town. There's no other way to say it: I'm so excited to be back.

This year, I am lucky enough to teach Language Arts-9 as well as Pre-AP Language Arts-10.

Some curiosities: I live on three acres of woods with my family and a menagerie of animals; I run a small nonprofit press and publish about five books of literary prose and poetry a year; I love fiber arts; I present at national conferences on all things related to English education, motherhood and life in the arts, and the publishing industry. My teaching is at the center of so many things, and I love the connections: the ways that parenting can inform teaching and vice versa; the ways that my connections in the professional world of writing can be invaluable to students.

I am a passionate teacher who is moved when her students accomplish big work that I know has involved a great deal of effort and persistence on their part. I can't wait to see what big work is done in H-110. It's going to be a wonderful school year.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or just want to say hello! (Email is best:

Best,
Ms. Kiefer

Links below: Please click on the "Assignments" tab of your class / your child's class to see an updated portrait of what we have done in class and what has been assigned that day. You can toggle between weeks using the drop-down menu. I will link to as many of the texts and resources as I can in the case that your child is absent and does not have a copy of the materials at home.
Language Arts 9
PreAP Language Arts 10