Ms. Kelly Briesacher
618.281.5001 ext. 2050
Undergraduate Degree & Major:
B.S. English and Secondary School Teaching
Southeast Missouri State University
Graduate Degree & Emphasis M.A. Education/ Literacy University University of Missouri-Columbia Years of teaching in CUSD4:
Years of teaching experience:
My name is Kelly Briesacher, and I teach English here at Columbia High School. I have been teaching at Columbia since 2013, and I love it here! Previously, I taught at Francis Howell Central High School for nine years! In past years, I taught: English I, English II, English III, Speech I, Debate, the Novel, and Success class. I've coached cheer squads and speech teams; I've written multiple curricula; and I've helped write numerous common assessments. Additionally, in the summer of 2017, I attended an intense, week long Advanced Placement summer institute. I hope that my experiences make for a fun and engaging year in English Class! I am looking forward to a great year!
In terms of my own education, I attended Southeast Missouri State University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education English. Part of the reason why I love teaching English is because I love helping students find a joy in reading; this is why I went back to school to earn a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where I studied Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy.
I am a Google Classroom teacher; this means that I post all homework assignments and announcements online. If you are interested in being invited to view your student's account, please email me and let me know. I firmly believe that the key to a successful student is a partnership between home and school.
Please also review my management guide as a way to understand my role as your child’s teacher, my expectations in the classroom, and my hopes for helping your child meet with success in my classroom.
I hope that you will communicate your concerns, thoughts, and excitement with me throughout the year. I am looking forward to a great year!