Phone: 350-4340 ext. 1233
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors English Secondary Education (BSU) Special Education K-12 Elementary Education
Mr. Jody Braun
I am Jody Braun and this is my ninth year teaching and my third at Rocky Mountain. I currently teach AP junior English and sophomore English. I have also taught special education. I moved to Boise in 1998 and attended Lowell Scott Middle and graduated from Centennial High. I then earned my teaching certificate for secondary teaching English Language Arts grades 6-12 from Boise State University. I subsequently earned my special education and elementary teaching certificates for grades k-12, and am currently working on a Master of Arts teaching English Language Arts at Boise State University.
I'm also an assistant varsity Track & Field coach. My specialty is long and tripple jump.
Class Work is weighted 0% in grade calculations. This includes all practice assignments. It is not part of the grade and all scores are exempted from the grade report. All assignments in this category for this course are scored on a 4.0 scale. It is not a percentage grade (so ignore the % and grade A-F report for these assignments). Do pay attention to the criteria for each level for each assignment. A score of 3 or higher is always proficient. A score lower than 3 is never proficient. If a rubric is used to score assessments (as are all formal essays) a rubric converter will be used to convert the scaled score to a percentage. For example a 4.0 scale with one category converts as follows. 4.0= 100%, 3.0= 82%, 2.0= 67%, and 1.0= 50%.