Hello! I'm Olivia Dargis, an English teacher and one of the yearbook co-advisors at Blaine High School. This fall marks my fourth year at Blaine High School and the start of my twelfth 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. English-teaching, University of Northern Iowa; M.A. English Rhetoric and Writing, 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, The Book Thief, The Vampire Diaries, The Velveteen Rabbit
Music: The Airborne Toxic Event, Bright Eyes, Blind Pilot, Pink Floyd
Movies: The Muppet Movie, Moulin Rouge, The Princess Bride, 13 Going on 30
Pet Peeves: The sound of clicking pens, hearing people chew, when the TV yells at me, wet socks
Goals: To publish (a creative or nonfiction piece), to earn my doctorate in English Education, to run a full marathon