Welcome to My Classroom
Teacher: Elizabeth Dickhut
About Me: I have taught English at Medina High School for nearly twenty years, beginning my career immediately after I graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1998. In my first few years of teaching, I also earned my Masters in Secondary Education at SUNY Brockport.
Teaching English to the young people of Medina has truly been a privilege. They always remind me why I love the craft of writing and the art of storytelling because their insights allow me to see the stories we read in new and exciting ways. Their interests and experiences are so diverse that discussing both classic and contemporary literature with them is both a joy and a surprise.
Because I truly believe in “practicing what I preach,” I spend much of my free time writing. Over the years, many of my poems have been published in a variety of journals, some of them local. I also recently finished writing my first novel and am actively trying to have it published.
In addition to writing, I also enjoy traveling and cooking and, of course, spending time with my family and friends. I am a self-proclaimed “soccer mom”; my twelve-year-old son has been playing soccer year-round since he was a toddler. So, if I’m not in the classroom teaching or in my office writing or in my kitchen baking a batch of cookies, chances are I’m on the sidelines somewhere cheering for my son.