Mr. Beck's English Page

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Hello and welcome to my page!   I am a third year English teacher at Parkway North High School.  I am also the head coach of the boys’ Varsity soccer team,  I coordinate the Focus St. Louis program and am involved with Peer Teaching.

I graduated from St. Louis University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.  Upon graduation I was hired by Anheuser-Busch and made the move to Canton, OH.   Turns out Ohio and me don’t mix, and before too long I took a job as the assistant soccer coach at Butler University, in Indianapolis, IN.  I enjoyed the idea of working with and helping the youth, and this set the gearshift for a return to school in pursuit of a teaching certification.  Two more years of school did not seem all that appealing to me, but I realized, in the grand scheme of things, two years was very minimal for something I wanted to spend my life doing!

I moved back to St. Louis and enrolled at Missouri Baptist University, where I also became their assistant soccer coach.  I earned my certification in Secondary English two years after, and just this past summer completed a Master of Arts in Teaching.

In my spare time I like to read, (obviously) listen to all kinds of music, cook, go to concerts and travel.  I married my best friend on August 1, 2009 and we have a one-year old black lab named Bosco.  I am slightly obsessed with a band called Phish and the Manchester United Futbol Club.

Thank you for visiting my site and have a great day!

Below is a link to my wiki page, complete with daily agenda and homework assignments:

http://parkwaybeckenglish.wikispaces.com/