•  Professional Biography
    Riverside Rams! Karen Plummer


    Hallo!  Ich bin die neue Deutschlehrerin bei Riverside!  I've been teaching for over 15 years.  I started teaching university German while earning my Master's Degree at the University of Arizona, and then did student teaching in German and English while still living in Tucson.  In 2004, I moved to Virginia, and taught for Prince William and Loudoun Counties.  I left Seneca Ridge and River Bend MS in 2012 to move to Beijing to teach ESOL and English.  I taught students from China, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Thailand and Russia in grades 7-11, and tutored German on the side.  What an amazing experience!

    When I cam back from China, I worked for Fairfax County schools, but I'm so excited to be back in Loudoun!  I look forward to working with everyone this year, growing our awesome German program and having fun in German Club and German Honor Society


    My 2019 - 2020 Schedule:

     1st  Room 209 Deutsch 5AP    5th Deutsch 2 at J Champe HS  
     2nd  Room 204 Deutsch 4    6th  JCHS Re-Charge and Travel  
     3rd  Room 204  Deutsch 1/2    7th  Room 209 Deutsch 3  
     4th Planning    8th  Auditorium Study Hall  
    Course Information
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
    All my class information can be found in StudentVUE / ParentVUE. Click the Phoenix link belowPhoenix Gradebook



    Students enrolled in any of the spoken languages (Spanish, French, & German) will find the categorical breakdown of their quarter grades as follows:

     Assignment Category Title Gradebook Weight

    Formative 10%

    Summative 90%

    These categories assignments that will use these skills:

    Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary 












    World Languages & Cultures Re-assessment Policy Riverside High School 2018-2019

    Retakes are intended to allow students to demonstrate mastery (84%) and have the following guidelines:

    • Students are eligible for a retake only if they have not achieved mastery (scored below a 84% on the assessment)
    • Students may not receive a score greater than 84% on any retake attempt
    • The retake is a single attempt
    • All work (homework assignments, formative assessments, etc.) related to the assessment have been completed
    • Students must complete remediation prior to attempting the retake
    • All retake attempts must be completed within two weeks after having been returned the original
    • The highest score will be included in the overall grade calculation for the quarter
    • Retakes are NOT offered on skills-based (reading, writing, listening, speaking) assessments, benchmark exams and county-wide proficiency exams (CPAs)
    Extra Curricular Positions
     German National Honor Society and Deutschklub