Hello! Welcome to my page. I'm Olivia Dargis, an English teacher at Blaine High School. This fall marks my third year at Anoka Hennepin Schools and the start of my eleventh year of teaching.
For students looking for extra help on course content or a specific assignment, I am available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30. I can also be available at alternative times by appointment.
The following is some quick information about me:
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Education: B.A. University of Northern Iowa; M.A. Saint Cloud State University
Teaching Experience: Frazee High School (2007-2011), Pierz Healy High School (2013-2014), Phoenix Learning Center (2014-2015), Irondale High School (2015-2017), Blaine High School (2017-present)
Hobbies: Reading, driving, searching for a television show I love as much a Chuck, running, cleaning (seriously), theater
Books: Jane Eyre, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Little Women, TThe Book Thief, The Vampire Diaries, The Eyre Affair
Music: The Airborne Toxic Event, Bright Eyes, Blind Pilot, The National
Movies: The Muppet Movie, Moulin Rouge, The Princess Bride, The Last Unicorn
Pet Peeves: The sound of clicking pens, people chewing, when the TV yells at me, wet socks, when people don't take responsibility for their actions
Goals: To publish (a creative or nonfiction piece), to earn my doctorate in English Education, to run a full marathon