Arrowhead Welcomes New English Teacher

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Haley Hazod and Olivia Bartman

Arrowhead welcomed a new English teacher this year.  Anastasia Luedtke is teaching a variety of classes this year, including Composition, English 9, and College Strategies. She says she is thrilled to have freshmen, juniors, and seniors in her classes.

 

She said, “Everyone I’ve met has been so helpful and welcoming. My students are awesome, too, of course. It’s been really fun getting to know everyone and getting a feel for Arrowhead’s environment.”  

 

Luedtke’s student Junior Sam Fenske said, “It’s a great learning environment.  You don’t get bored in her class. There’s always something to do.”  

 

Fenske is a student in Luedtke’s Composition class. He says students start every class with a “quick write” based on different prompts.  

 

Luedtke says it is “a laid back, fun thing to start their writing days.”  Next, students fill out notes before breaking away for a partner or group activity.  

 

“There’s more group oriented work and sharing out,” Fenske said.

 

Composition class focuses on practical writing that students can use for their future, says Luedtke.  Students will tackle projects such as writing a college essay and a resume.  

 

The English 9 classes are currently learning about short stories. The class does an activity for each story they read while practicing specific reading strategies. English 9 is kind of the baseline where students learn skills that they will need to use in all kinds of classes that they might take in the future,” said Luedtke.

 

Her College Strategies class aims to help students develop skills that will help them in college and understand what universities look for in prospective students.

 

Luedtke majored in Secondary English Education at The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She minored in Secondary History Education.

 

Luedtke has wanted to be a teacher since she was fifteen years old. Luedtke says she was inspired by a favorite educator who told her she would make a good teacher.  

When she was in high school, her teachers were a resource to ask questions. “I was that person who loved school and thought it would be a privilege to get to impact students every day,” she said.

 

She advises students who have an interest in teaching to talk to their teachers. “I know I personally would love to answer any questions you would have or just talk about it in general.” Luedtke said.

 

Luedtke knew about Arrowhead since she came here for a tennis match while she attended Oak Creek High School. She said, “I’ve never heard anything but good things about Arrowhead, so I was really eager to apply and be a part of it.”

 

Luedtke says she cannot wait to watch her students thrive in her classes. She is eager to put down roots here at AHS. “There’s so many things to do here, which I find really exciting,” says Luedtke.