J. Glenn Krake.
COURSES: Yearbook, Journalism, Introduction to Media
This year, 2020-2021 is my 14th year at West Linn High School, and my 18th year teaching overall. I am an English Teacher by trade (have taught all levels - 8th through 12th grade) though I have taught Social Studies, Government/Econ and even Film Studies! I am excited, though, to now be a full time Career and Technology Education teacher focusing on Journalism. I am focusing my efforts on building a program that also oversees student publications (Yearbook, wlhsNOW.com, Broadcast and Journalism).
I completed my undergraduate work at Biola University in Southern California where I studied English Education. I then earned a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix while teaching full-time in Grapevine, Texas (ask me about my Texas adventures sometime - particularly the one where I met my wife, Shatrine). It's been a great advantage as we dive into Google Classroom and utilizing distance curriculum and online project management to have had an experience working in and around online learning in the past.
My daughter Audrey is in middle school at Rosemont and our son Max is in first grade at Bolton. Our youngest is a pup, June Carter Cash (she's a one year old rescue and if you walk anywhere around the Bolton neighborhood, chances are she's "greeted" you with a bark). Some of you may also be lucky enough to meet my wife Shatrine, as she makes appearances now and again to lend her expertise as a professional freelance graphic designer where she also serves as the Executive Director of the West Linn Chamber of Commerce.
Find the Truth / Find the Lie / Find the Red Herring(s)
Birthday: October 5, 19-- (can you guess?)
Number of US States visited: 4, 18, 40, 48
If I could live anywhere I've visited: Portland, OR / San Diego, CA / Boston, MA
Favorite Films: Back to the Future, 42 - The Jackie Robinson Story, Home Alone, Godfather
Last Movie Watched: probably one of these: a true crime documentary, a based on a true-story dramedy, a kids movie I got roped into
Favorite Book: Brother's Karamazov, The Great Gatsby, In Cold Blood
Last Published Writing: something for NaNoWriMo, something for my wordpress blog, something for C-JET magazine, something freelance for a music website. Best Album: Beach Boys: "Pet Sounds" / Beatles: "Abbey Road" / Frank Ocean: "Blonde" / Lauren Hill: "The Miseducation of..."
Last Album Purchased: probably one of these: 60s pop, Indie/Alt Rock, Country, Soul
Last TV Show watched: Jeopardy, Dancing with the Stars, Some irreverant comedy, [Insert a Holiday] Baking Challenge.
Favorite Hobby: Fantasy Baseball, Crafting, Crocheting, Playing Guitar
Place I'm Happiest: (Other than "with my family," "in a classroom," or "at Dodger Stadium"): on a kayak, on a dance floor, on a stage
Krake's Best Story: How he met his wife, how he infamously ruined his college's homecoming tradition, his 'most embarrassing moment' story, how he got his high school newspaper to print a giant chicken on the front page.