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Michelle Heiser » Welcome the 2018-2019 school year!

Welcome the 2018-2019 school year!


A little bit about background and experience includes:

Hello and welcome to a new school year. This year I begin my 23rd year of teaching English to ninth graders here at MASH. My educational background includes graduating with a B.S. degree in English Education from Lock Haven University. Additionally, I have amassed 24 credits at Penn State Harrisburg in the Teaching and Curriculum coursework program. I have also received training in the Capital Area Writing Project, Learning Focused Schools, and STAR, along with completing coursework course work through the Penn Literacy Network. Another fulfilling aspect of my teaching duties includes teaching Journalism classes and advising the school newspaper The Torch, which I have been doing for the past twenty years. Additionally, I am a former MASH varsity field hockey coach, and I have served on The Patriot News Scholastic Writing Committee. Outside of school, I am the wife of Matthew, a teacher and head varsity football coach at another local high school, and the proud mother of two sporty boys, Austin, an eleventh grader, and Brady, an energetic and talkative sixth grader. Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns.
My schedule this year is as follows:
Period One: English 9 Level II
Period Two: English 9 Level II
Period Three: English 9 Level I 
Period Four A: Planning Period
Period Five A: English 9 Level I
Period Six: Study Hall
Period Seven: Days 2 and 4 - Journalism; Days 3 and 6 - Journalism II