People you’d like to know: New English teacher hoping to share her passion with students

Mike Bellmore, Features Editor
Kayla Frappier

People you’d like to know: New English teacher hoping to share her passion with students

By Mike Bellmore - Journal Features Editor

Kayla Frappier says she has a real passion for reading and writing, and that helped her develop a love for English.

And the first-year English teacher at Devils Lake High School hopes to impart some of that passion on her students.

She's a spring graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead and even has an athletic background.

Kayla will be the junior varsity coach on what will be a completely new volleyball staff this year.

She'll teach freshman English  and have four periods of speech at the high school.

“I guess I decided on a teaching career in high school because I really liked English,” Kayla smiles. “I know not many young kids do, but I did.”

Kayla says she'll bring a real passion to excel in the classroom this fall too.

She admits to being kind of a perfectionist and it bothers her greatly if she doesn't do something right.

Being just a handful of years separated from some of the kids she'll be teaching doesn't bother her however.

“I student taught in Glyndon, Minn., and learned a lot from that,” Kayla adds.

“You have to learn to balance things between that freshman and senior year, but it's all about the kids. We'll see what we can do for them.”

Kayla said she's also got a real labor of love for coaching as well and is looking forward to that part of her first year in Devils Lake, too.

She knows there will be some long, challenging days ahead but she's ready and primed for whatever may come her way this year.

(For a copy of this news story see Monday, August 24, 2009 issue of the Devils Lake Journal) 8/24/09