Victoria Kimel

Victoria Kimel
English Language Arts

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 Ways to Stay in Touch

Google Voice



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-All lessons and links are updated on Canvas weekly. Please copy the following link to access my canvas page  HERE 
-This week's Canvas Snapshot and lessons are HERE
-Detailed descriptions and standards for each lesson can be shared on request!

-Click on the following link to view a tutorial on how to navigate the page (This is the Freshmen's page so it may look different, but the navigation is the same!)  


-I will reach out with any issues or concerns through email or google voice. If you have a preferred number or email please email me or text me through the information here. I usually respond within 24 hours or by the next school day.

-If a student has any questions or concerns, please have them message me through Canvas. I will send messages about assignments to students through this platform.

 About Me


Masters Certificate- 2022

Appalachian State University, NC

Middle Grades English Education Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts- 2020

Wheaton College, IL

Sociology and English Writing Cum Laude

 Teaching Philosophy

It is of the utmost importance to me to be able to create meaningful and lasting student and parent relationships and help guide students to success. I strive to ensure students are able to communicate and read professionally and creatively on high levels to express themselves and excel in the 21st century world. I focus on rigorous and challenging texts with lessons that are fun and engaging so that students are encouraged to develop and apply lessons into real-world skills.

Why I Teach: I love to teach reading and writing because it was my own ELA teachers that made an impact on me. Reading and writing is creative and should allow you to express yourself or find yourself in someone else's work. I think that is important and that ELA equips students for the necessary skills to express themselves and communicate to succeed in school and beyond!

Class Expectations


My class will be an environment of mutual respect between peers. Different experiences, values, and opinions are encouraged and should be approached with respect and kindness. Our class will cover a variety of different experiences, themes, and characters; our class should be a safe space to explore these ideas in ways that are equitable and open to all.

I will respect your ideas and thinking for whatever you bring to the table. I respect you as an individual and a learner and ask that you respect my time and resources within my class.

Effort and Application

Our texts cover a variety of topics, issues, and reading styles. Reading does not come easily to all and some texts may be more complex to read than others. I do not expect perfection or complete comprehension, but I do expect you to try your best and come to class with questions and an enthusiasm to learn. It is my job to make sure you understand our texts, I just ask that you meet me halfway.


I am very flexible to your requests, challenges, and needs as a student. I want you to feel valued and to help you in any way that I can. This means that if you are ever in need of extra support, are struggling with material, or would like to look at a specific topic you just need to let me know and I will do everything I can to accommodate you!

I also believe that communicating with you what we are reading, why we are reading it, the skills you are learning, and their real-world application is of the utmost importance. If you ever want more clarification, please just ask!

English 1 Syllabus HERE
English 2 Syllabus HERE

Please visit Canvas  (via the link HERE)
for daily links, class information, calendars, and assignments.