Katherine Agena
  • Katherine Agena

    Hi! I'm Ms. Agena and welcome to my classroom!  This is my 6th year teaching at Pitcher Junior High in St. Tammany Parish.  I teach 7th grade honors ELA, 7th grade gifted ELA, and 8th grade ELA. 

    In terms of my educational background, I graduated from LSU in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in English Literature.  In Spring of 2011, I received alternative certification to teach English Language Arts; I went on to complete my master's degree in gifted education at Southeastern.  During the summer, I usually attempt to discover something new about the art of teaching.  For example, in June 2014, I completed a Group Study Exchange (via Rotary Club) to study pedagogical practices in Eastern Europe.  I spent the month visiting Serbian classrooms, learning more about project-based learning.  In July of 2015, I became a Teacher Consultant with the National Writing Project--which has been helpful in designing lesson plans that engage and encourage young writers.  This summer, I attended the Summer Institute, sponsored by St. Tammany Parish, and learned more about creating authentic assessments for my students. 

    I am super excited to start this school year, and look forward to meeting all of my new students!