Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., Secondary English and Communications M.A., Curriculum and Instruction
Mrs. Katie Baun
Hello, and welcome to 8th grade English! I teach both regular and GT English, and I'm also the ELA Department Chair.
I'm starting my 19th year of teaching ELA, and this is my 6th year at Eagle Middle School. I graduated from Boise State University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Teaching Secondary English and Communications, and then received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, also from Boise State.
I grew up mostly in the mid-west, but have called Idaho home for 23 years. Outside the classroom you'll find me spending time with my husband and two sons, age 15 and 11, and our weiner dogs Riley and Scout. We mountain bike, run, hike, dance, drag race, camp, watch/play football, go to movies, play cards, travel, and one of our favorite things to do as a family is binge on Netflix and Hulu series! Aside from all of those activites though, every spare moment I can catch, you'll find my nose in a book or my Kindle. My family knows if they can't find me, they'll eventually find me hiding somewhere with a book.
Please check my calendar at least once a week for assignments and due dates, and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Join our class Instagram account @writeonwithbaun to keep up with pictures and videos of what we're up to! I'm also utilizing the Remind101 app to keep parents and students current on due dates, etc. Please download the app to the student's phone if possible. Info on joining that group is on the syllabus (it requires a password). If you'd rather not dive too deeply into our techy stuff, don't worry, I also send out weekly email updates to parents/guardians.