About MeMs. OrenUpper Merion Area High SchoolOffice in Room E-207English Teacher
VHS Instructor and Site Coordinator
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
~William Butler Yeats~
Welcome to my website! I am excited to be back at Upper Merion for my 14th year. My previous teaching experience includes teaching at a public high school in Chester County, teaching introductory literature and writing courses at two universities in Maryland, and teaching at a community college. I received a Bachelor's degree in English from The Ohio State University, a Master's degree in English from Salisbury University, and my teaching certification from West Chester University.
Besides teaching 12th grade English, I also teach AP English Literature and Composition through Virtual High School (VHS), am a Gifted Coordinator, and a VHS Site Coordinator.
The best way to reach me is via e-mail, but I do check my phone messages daily and will almost always be able to reply by the next day. As I "float" into various classrooms to teach, the best way to find me in person during school is in my office in room E207.