Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Megan Sampson
To access the website for The Cardinal News, which features some of our newspaper stories, click here
To access my Google Classroom website for each of my classes, please use the links below:
-1st Hour AP Lang. and Comp., click here
-2nd Hour College English Study Hall, click here
-4th Hour AP Lang. and Comp., click here
-6th Hour AP Research, click here
-7th Hour AP Lang. and Comp., click here
-The Cardinal News, click here
I have been teaching English Language Arts (ELA) since 2009, and I began my time here at East in 2010. I have taught a number of ELA courses over the years, ranging from 9th grade reading intervention to Creative Writing. Currently, I teach AP Language and Composition, College English Study Hall, and AP Research. In addition to teaching these courses, I also advise the student newspaper, The Cardinal News. I thoroughly enjoy being here at East because I absolutely adore the students and teachers I get to work with everyday.
When I'm not at school, I love writing poetry, reading, drawing, painting, repurposing furniture, listening to music, doing yoga, going out to eat, traveling, and spending time with my husband, cats, friends, and family. I also really do enjoy learning, so I have a hard time staying off of the UWM campus for too long. :-)
My Education Experience:
-Bachelors degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary English Education from UW-Milwaukee.
-Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction: English Education with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from UW-Milwaukee.
My Professional Experience:
-College for Kids/Teens (CFK/T) Writing Academy Director for the National Writing Project at UW-Milwaukee from 2016-present
-College for Kids Summer Writing Academy Instructor for the National Writing Project at UW-Milwaukee from 2013-2015
-Research Assistant for the National Writing Project at UW-Milwaukee during the summer of 2014
-Curriculum consultant for several Wauwatosa ELA courses
-Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project at the UW-Milwaukee site 2010-present
-ACT Enrichment Instructor for Upward Bound at MSOE from 2009-2011
-Writing Tutor at the UW-Milwaukee Writing Center from 2006-2009
-Certified AP Capstone Instructor for AP Research (Summer 2016)
-Original poem published in the Apeiron Review (Summer 2015)
-Program presenter ("Tackling Racism in the Composition Classroom") at the 2014 Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
-Presenter ("AP Writing & First Year Composition") at the "Bridging Our Communities" workshop at UW-Milwaukee in 2014
-Honored as one of UWM's Graduates of the Last Decade in 2011
-Academic article ("Let Us Talk: Oral Communication to Enhance Student Writing") published in the Wisconsin English Journal in 2011
-Honored as the Nancy Hoef's Outstanding Initial Educator of the year by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English (WCTE) in 2010
-Featured in several positive news stories for a successful fund raiser I orchestrated at Bradley Tech High School in 2009
-Round table presenter ("Connecting College Tutors with High School Writers on the Internet") at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention in 2008
Here at East I aim to keep my students focused on improving their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. I infuse my passion for culturally responsive teaching, literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing in my instruction, and I encourage my students to explore their identities as readers and writers.