Mary Rechner

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Mary Rechner

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

2020-2021

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

Please contact me by email: mrechner@pps.net

Teaching Schedule 

Period 1   NA

Period 2   NA

Period 3   Adv Communications, Adviser to the Cardinal Times The Cardinal Times

Period 4   Mass Communications

Period 5  N/A

Period 6 N/A

Period 7 Creative Writing

Period 8 Yearbook

Bio

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 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. Other 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.