Guten Tag und Herzlich Wilkommen!
I'm very pleased to be joining the staff of Eagle Ridge and Smarts Mill middle schools in 2019-20 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 continues to this day. I am eager to find out what adventure awaits YOU!
This is my third year teaching German, and my second 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 my students, 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).
Here is a video in which I describe course and classroom expectations (prepared for Back to School Night at Smarts Mill Middle School on 8/21/19):
Where to Find Me, Contact Information
I teach at Smarts Mill Middle School on A days. My classroom is B13. During my planning block, 1/2, I can usually be found in the House B resource center.
I teach at Eagle Ridge Middle School on B days. I am in B10 for blocks 5 and 6, and in B16 for Block 8. During Block 7 I can usually be found in the House B resource center.
I am often at school at 7:00 a.m. I am not usually around for long after school, but I will stay if you need me and we make arrangements. Outside school hours, I can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at (202) 550-6583 with questions. For urgent requests only, please text (and include your name).