George Lucas Educational Foundation

Elizabeth Jorgensen

English Teacher

Co-author of Go, Gwen, Go: A Family’s Journey to Olympic GoldWisconsin high school English teacher Elizabeth Jorgensen is published in AzaleaThe Wisconsin English Journal, and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Named Carroll University’s Graduate of the Last Decade, she presents at conferences including National Council of Teachers of English, Wisconsin State Reading Association, and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. When she’s not teaching or writing, she can be found working out, watching Bravo with her dog, or playing violin.

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    • Literacy

      Teaching Poetry With Student Exemplars

      Poetry can feel inaccessible to teens, but using examples written by former students as mentor texts brings it within reach.
    • Community Partnerships

      Inspire Students With an Author Visit

      Giving students the opportunity to interact with authors can help develop a passion not only for writing, but for other subjects like science or music.