International School for the Arts
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Mrs. Mandy Przywara
Hello! My name is Mandy Przywara, and this is my first year teaching at Irmo High. Prior to this experience, I taught in eighth grade classrooms in Darlington and Columbia. I’m super pumped to be teaching English 2 and 3 this year @ Irmo.
I’m originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, but I became a South Carolinian about four years ago. Prior to my move, I obtained my M.A. in English/Creative Writing at Penn State University, as well as my M.A.T. in Secondary English Education from Marywood University. In 2017, I became Gifted & Talented endorsed through Coker College, and I’m currently in the process of getting ESOL licensure.
I live in the Irmo community with my husband, Josh, and cat, Arwen. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, camping, experimenting in the kitchen, bingeing my favorite Netflix shows, and reading. I will also officially be a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher when I graduate from my teacher training program in March of 2020.
In my classroom, you can expect to see a lot of creative projects and exercises, from short stories to screenwriting, to acting and designing. My favorite days involve a few costumes and a lot of laughter. I believe that all students have diverse talents that should be nurtured and utilized in my classroom.
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