Guten Tag und Herzlich Wilkommen!
I'm very pleased to be a teacher at Eagle Ridge and Smarts Mill middle schools in 2020-21 as your German teacher. At age 17 I left the tiny town of Johnsonburg in northwestern Pennsylvania to be an exchange student in Germany. It was the first step of a great adventure that, by way of Franklin & Marshall College, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Vienna in Austria, continues to this day. I am eager to find out what adventure awaits YOU!
This is my fourth year teaching German, and my third year in Loudoun County. I came to teaching in 2013, after studying international affairs, spending nearly four years doing research in Germany and Austria, and working as a staffer and researcher in the public policy research world of Washington, DC. I look forward to getting to know you, exploring the German language and culture with you, and having a great school year. Taking a foreign language is a big step into the unknown, but one we will take together.
View my favorite video on learning to speak a foreign language from the folks at Easy German.
Please find below the syllabi for German I and II, which describe the courses in detail.
Material for both courses is drawn from a variety of textbooks and online resource banks, and is made available in Google Classroom. Vocabulary lists can be found in Quizlet (search for Krista_Rogers1) and Conjuguemos (requires log-in).
Here's a short video about how to help students succeed in German class.
Below is a video in which I describe course and classroom expectations. Parents, please watch!
Where to Find Me, Contact Information
I teach at Smarts Mill Middle School on A days.
I teach at Eagle Ridge Middle School on B days.