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Subjects Taught
Creative Writing, English 11A, English 11A Honors, English 11B, English 11B Honors, English 12A, English 12B, Theater


After graduating from Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon, Mrs. Baertlein attended Linfield College in McMinnville, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in sociology and emphasis in mass communication in 2006.

She immediately began taking additional graduate education classes that summer and started the full-time Master of Arts in Teaching program at Willamette University in Salem. She completed her part- and full-time student teaching at Woodburn High School and her teaching practicum at Mark Twain Middle School in Silverton.

Mrs. Baertlein's M.A.T. degree and Oregon teaching license endorse her as a highly qualified teacher for the following subjects and grades: Language Arts/English (middle and high school), ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages - middle and high school), and general studies for middle school.


Fall 2012-present: English Teacher at Seaside High School

-Teaches or has taught English 11A/11B, Honors English 11A/H11B, 10A/10B, English 12A, Yearbook Production (the Seabreeze), Public Speaking (not currently offered due to scheduling conflicts), and Honors English 12A/Honors 12B (not currently offered due to scheduling conflicts).

-Co-Junior Class Advisor, Co-Gay-Straight Alliance Advisor, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival Partnership SHS Liason.

Fall 2007-Spring 2012: English Teacher at Douglas McKay High School (Salem, Oregon)

-Taught Honors English 11, English 11, Honors English 9, English 9, Yearbook Production, Public Speaking, and Reading and Writing Enrichment.

-Speech Team Coach, National English Honor Society Advisor, Senior Class Advisor, and LINK Advisor.

Fall 2006-Spring 2007: Student Teacher at Woodburn High School (Woodburn, Oregon)

-Taught Sophomore English and Grades 9-12 ELD.

Winter 2006: Student Teacher at Mark Twain Middle School (Silverton, Oregon)

-Taught Advanced 8th grade Language Arts and 7th/8th grade ELD for beginners.

Fall 2005-Spring 2006: Volunteer at McMinnville High School (McMinnville, Oregon)

-Assisted with sewing and child development classes.

Fall 2002-Spring 2006: Volunteer at Columbus Elementary School

-Assisted with the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) and after-school program.


Mrs. Baertlein grew up in Gresham, Oregon, and was lucky enough to attend public school in a small, close-knit school district. Once she entered high school, she had the opportunities to tutor and coach younger children, as well as the chance to be a student leader/counselor at the Multnomah ESD's Outdoor School Program and the Washington County 4H Camp. These experiences helped Mrs. Baertlein realize that she wanted to work in a field where she could watch and aid in the learning process. Once she was in college, she decided to focus on middle and high school students, since that's often when student stop loving to read and/or learn. As an English teacher, she hopes to turn that around for as many students as she can.

In her free time, Mrs. Baertlein enjoys reading, photography, hiking, sewing, paintball, cooking and baking. She and her husband have an adorable baby boy, Charlie, as well as three furry children: a Calico cat named Hermione and two black Labrador Retrievers named Sara and Sassy.