Degrees and Certifications:

Mary Rechner

2023 classes

Mass Communications, Journalism 1/2 (Broadcast Journalism), Advanced Communications/Adviser to the Cardinal Times, Adviser to the Cardinal Yearbook 

Students and families can find materials for each day's classwork and assignments on Canvas.

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Teaching Schedule 

Period 1  N/A

Period 2  N/A

Period 3  Prep

Period 4  Journalism 1/2 (Broadcast Journalism)

Period 5  Mass Communications

Period 6 Adv Communications, Adviser to the Cardinal Times The Cardinal Times

Period 7 Prep

Period 8 Adviser to Cardinal Yearbook


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 Litro Magazine,The Believer, Oregon Humanities, and the Oregonian. My novella The Opposite of Wow was published in the Hong Kong Review and story collection Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women was published by Propeller Books. 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 Portland Book Festival, and in print and online student publications.