• Hello seniors, creative writers, and parents!




    Jennifer L. Rieger
                English Department Chair
    Upper Merion Area High School
    Room #: E-209
    Phone: 610-205-3934
    Instagram and Twitter: @MsJRiegs
    Welcome to Ms. Rieger's class! This is my 24th year at Upper Merion, and I have been fortunate to teach some amazing students throughout my career. I hold a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English, a Master of the Arts degree in English Literature, a 7-12 teaching certification, an AP® Institute Instructor Certification,  and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I'm also a professor at Cabrini University, a 2020 Pushcart Prize for Literature nominee, and my book, Burning Sageis set to release this winter. 
    Aside from teaching English, I dedicate my time to fostering unity and amplifying student voices through Challenge Day, the UM Reads Series, and Valhalla- UM's online literary publication. I'm grateful to the Franklin Institute for selecting me for the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award and providing my classroom and our school with a generous contribution. Additionally, I am also a semi-finalist for the 2021 Pennsylvania Department of Education's Teacher of the Year, and received the 2021 Phillies All-Star Teacher Award. 
    One more thing: the rumors are true. I am the Upper Merion Book Fairy. (Shhhh... don't tell anyone!) If you happen to find a beautiful book, all dolled up in ribbon and a book fairy sticker on it, it's yours! Read it, love it, keep it, suggest it to a friend, or donate it to your English teacher's classroom library! 
    Get ready! We have a lot to accomplish in this unconventional year. Whether in E209 or behind a screen, I hope you find my class to be filled with lots of reading, writing, philosophy, inspiration, and support. Remember to check Schoology daily for assignments, discussion posts, and guidelines. 


Last Modified on October 6, 2021