Degrees and Certifications:

Mary Rechner

2024 classes

Mass Communications, Journalism 1/2, 3/4 (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  Adviser to the Cardinal Yearbook

Period 2  Prep

Period 3  Adv Mass Comm, Adviser to The Cardinal Times

Period 4 Mass Communications

Period 5  NA

Period 6 NA

Period 7 Prep

Period 8 Journalism (1,2 &3,4) Adviser to Broadcast Journalism class (this class makes podcasts and videos for The Cardinal Times.)


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. 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. I'm the author of the novella The Opposite of Wow and story collection Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women. My novel-in-stories Marrying Friends will be published in fall 2023.