Welcome to English II
My name is Kara Rose Trojan, and I teach English II at Gage Park High School. I grew up in South Chicago, and I am an avid White Sox fan. My family still resides on the southeast and east side of Chicago. I graduated magna cum laude from Governors State University for my Bachelor’s degree and Illinois teaching license in English Education. I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in educational technology through Columbia University’s Teacher College (online). While earning my bachelor’s degree, I worked as a paraprofessional (a teacher’s aide) at Elim Christian Services in Palos Heights for 4 years. I student taught at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School for one semester. I taught for 3.5 years at Urban Prep Academies (West campus and Bronzeville campus). Some of my interests include music (all different kinds), poetry / creative writing, technology, and social justice.