Staff Profile

Jennifer Connolly
English Department
Masters of English - Teaching of Writing, SIUE
Faculty - Granite City High School

I have been teaching high school English for 18 years at Granite City High School. I’ve earned my Masters’ Degree in the Teaching of Writing and have become a Dual Credit instructor with Southwestern Illinois College, providing qualified students at GCHS access to first year college writing courses while they are in high school. I've been honored by a Those Who Excel Award of Merit (Illinois teacher of the year program) and have attended and presented at national conferences including CCCCs and NCTE (this November).  I truly saw wonderful things start to happen in my classroom when I built a library right inside my own classroom walls and made guided choice reading a priority for ALL of my students. Follow me on Twitter @MrsC_English or check out my classroom website