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English

Virginia Riley, English Language Arts Supervisor
vriley@dsdmail.net
801.402.5204 (office)

Experience

  Virginia received a B.A. in English from Weber State University and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Utah State University. She spent 36 years as a classroom teacher, ten at the junior high level and 26 in high school, teaching all grades – 7-12, all levels – remedial-Advanced Placement, and all English electives. She spent ten years as an AP English test reader, served as a consultant for the National Math & Science Initiative, and has presented at state and national conferences. She received the Utah Excellence in Reading Education Award (1999), the Davis CARE Award (2010) and was recognized as Davis District Teacher of the Year (2010). She is dedicated to supporting English teachers in their work with students.

Jenni Hamblin, Office Professional
jenhamblin@dsdmail.net
801.402.5283 (office)

Experience

Jennifer Hamblin has been employed in Davis District for ten years. After serving as PTA President and a Math Tutor, Jenni was hired as an Elementary Lab Manager. Because of her technology skills, she then was hired by the District Information Technology Services department as a trouble shooter and problem solver in the Call Center. Jenni is trained in both the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe, as well as being skilled in operating audio-visual equipment and computers. Two years ago, Jenni transferred to the Teaching & Learning Department where she provides technical, professional, and event planning support and expertise to the Humanities Section. Her ability to interface with the public, cultivate relationships, and handle unexpected situations makes her an invaluable member of any team.

Helpful Websites

Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

  • Most up-to-date resource on research formatting

ACT Review

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Free ACT Practice Websites

Shmoop University: http://schools.shmoop.com

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From Shmoop’s Utah page find your school. Register or log in to your account.

 

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McGraw-Hill’s ACT Practice

McGraw Hill ACT Practice

Crack ACT – Online Practice Tests

http://www.crackact.com/act/

ACT Test Prep

ACT Test Prep

 Test Prep Review

Test Prep Review

Number2.com

Number2.com

 

Utah Compose

Utah's Online Library

http://pioneer.uen.org

  • Great website for conducting research

Overdrive

Canvas Instructions

Teacher Resources

Professional Learning Opportunities

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

July

July 10-12       

DREAM Conference, Davis High

July 10-13            AP Summer Institute, Davis High

July 19                   Davis Technology Conference, Layton High

July 30                   Collections Training for new users (8:00-12:00) and experienced users (12:00-4:00)

August

August 6-15        Canvas Collaboration for experienced users, CTR

August 6 – 9th Grade

August 7 – 12th Grade

August 8 – 8th Grade

August 13 – 10th Grade

August 14 – 7th Grade

August 15 – 11th Grade

August 20            District Professional Day Training

 

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