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Mrs. Jeppson's Classes

I love to read and write and talk - all important activities we participate in every day. Words and ideas hold power. Come to class and find out all the ways we can use English to make our lives amazing!
I grew up in Utah, reading every book I could get my hands on. Some of my favorites were books written by Roald Dahl, the Anne of Green Gables series, and books about kids facing challenges. I spent the rest of my time riding my bike and roller skating. In high school, I participated in theater, debate and journalism. 
I went to college at Utah State University, earning a degree in English Literature with a minor in Anthropology. I also have a Masters Degree in English Literature from the University of Utah. After graduate school, I taught writing at Salt Lake Community College for several years. I loved teaching college, but I wanted to try something new. I began at Summit Academy in 2014, teaching eighth grade English. This year, I am also teaching Makerspace and coaching cross country.
My current hobbies include reading (big surprise!), cooking, hiking, biking, and spending time with my husband and three kids.  We ski in the winter and hike trails in the summer. I also have a bearded dragon named Norbert and a border collie named Cyprus.The best part of my summer was being outside, and traveling toWashington D.C. on a family trip.
You will find that we don't just read and write in class - we also make books, publish writing, and experiment with podcasts, blogs, and presentations. My philosophy is to make connections with the world around us every day!


Shakespeare Introduction

This set of slides will give you a good introduction to Shakespeare's life and times. In order to watch the videos and listen to the audio, you will need to have the slides in PRESENTATION mode. After going through the slides, you will need to take the quiz in Canvas.

Help with Canvas

Hi everyone! So many of you are on Canvas, completing assignments. I appreciate your hard work! If you need a refresher on how to use Canvas, I am posting a video about all the features and how they will help you in our new adventures.
As always, let me know how I can help you. Come snow, earthquakes, or virus, we are in this together!

Welcome to online learning!

Hi everyone! I know that it will take a bit of adjustment to move our learning to online platforms, but I am confident we can do it! Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, all assignments for my classes will be posted and submitted through Canvas, on online platform. 


You can access all assignments by going to canvas here.

Login: Student email

Password: birthday (YYYYMMDD)




Birthday - July 4th, 1918


I will also be available every day from 11 am-2 pm through email and Canvas. This is going to one big adventure, and I will miss seeing you in person. Keep up the hand washing, and I hope to see you in person very soon!

Patriot's Pen Info 2019

Here is the information about the essay we will be working on in class for the next few weeks. Please pay close attention to due dates - this will count as an assignment in both ELA and History classes!

Looking for a great book to read? This web page links to lists of books recommended for junior high students. Let students browse one of these lists and then plan a trip to the library!