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  • Hello!  My name is Patty Tiska; I am Grimsley High's English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher.  I've enjoyed my years here at GHS since 2004.  I teach the following courses:  Academic Language, Developmental Communication, Expanding Communication and Literature & Composition.  My focus is on literacy, grammar, writing and reading comprehension.

    My educational background:  B.A. in French/German Education from Illinois State University including one year at the University of Grenoble in France; M.Ed. in Education with a concentration in English as a Second Language from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

    I love my job--empowering immigrant students with language skills and learning about their cultures is my passion!

    My hobbies include languages, poetry, dancing and competitive swimming.

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