Mary Rechner



Degrees and Certifications:

Mary Rechner

Mass Communications, Advanced Communications/Adviser to the Cardinal Times, Adviser to the Cardinal Yearbook


Students can find documents and a description of each day's classwork and assignments on Google classroom.

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Teaching Schedule A Day

Period 1   Mass Communications

Period 2   Yearbook

Period 3   Plan

Period 4   N/A

Teaching Schedule B Day

Period 5  N/A

Period 6 Advanced Communications (Adviser, The Cardinal Times)

Period 7 Plan

Period 8 Mass Communications


I grew up on Long Island, graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in English Literature and Women’s Studies, completed my teaching certification at the University of New Mexico, and earned my MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles. I've taught middle and high school Language Arts in Albuquerque and Vermont as well as writing classes to college students at Portland State University, the University of Portland, and Portland Community College. My reviews and essays have appeared in publications such as The Believer, Propeller, Oregon Humanities, and the Oregonian. My story collection Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women was published by Propeller Books. Recent fiction has appeared in the Harvard ReviewGettysburg ReviewKenyon Review, and the New England Review. From 2008-2017 I was the Director of Youth Programs at Literary Arts where I helped to promote youth voice and writing through Writers in the Schools, the Verselandia Youth Poetry Slam, the Wordstock Book Festival, and in print and online student publications.