English Department

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Meredith Bidlen

MBidlen@mcjvs.edu

Extension:  795

Years at MCCC: 4

Years of Teaching Experience: 5

Courses Taught
English III
English IV
Education
  • Hillsdale High School
  • Cedarville University: BA English Education
  • Ashland University: Reading Endorsement
Interests/Hobbies I enjoy spending time with my family, volunteering in my community, and serving in my church.
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Shawn Fitzgerald

SFitzgerald@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 703

Years at MCCC: 10

Years of Teaching Experience: 10

Courses Taught
English III
English IV
English IV for the Advanced Student
Education
  • University of Akron:
    • Master’s Degree, Integrated Language Arts
    • Bachelor’s Degree, English
Interests/Hobbies I love spending time with my sons and my family. I derive immense satisfaction from teaching, and I am dedicated to the profession. I enjoy reading, listening to music, watching movies and hoping that any Cleveland team will win. My favorite pastime is barbecue. It allows me to hang out with my sons, be outside and eat our delicious work. Just to be clear, barbecue is different from grilling, and they are both an amazing way to cook and bond with loved ones.
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Katherine Howard

KHoward@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 732

Years at MCCC: 14

Years of Teaching Experience: 14

Courses Taught
English III
English IV
English: Books to the Big Screen
Education
  • Copley High School
  • University of Akron: MS Ed., Instructional Technology
  • Ashland Unversity:  BA Ed., English
Interests/Hobbies Spending time with my family, doing any activity outside, shopping at farm markets, home improvement projects, antique and thrift store treasure hunting.
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Sean Krosse

SKrosse@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 799

Years at MCCC: 12

Years of Teaching Experience: 12

Courses Taught
English III
English IV
Education
  • Master of Education:  Language Arts
  • Bachelor’s Degree:  Liberal Arts, Philosophy
Interests/Hobbies Composing Music / Reading / Writing / Philosophy / Research in reading / Home hardware
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Lisa Lalli

LLalli@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 743

Years at MCCC: 18

Years of Teaching Experience: 22

Courses Taught
English III
English IV
English IV for the Advanced Student
Education
  • Ohio University:  Bachelor of Science Communications/ Broadcast Journalism
  • Walsh University:  Certification of Teaching Comprehensive Communications 7-12
  • Graduate coursework University of Akron and Kent State University
Interests/Hobbies  Reading, Music, and Watching Sports- (especially college)
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John Skarl

JSkarl@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 766

Years at MCCC: 15

Years of Teaching Experience: 15

Courses Taught
English III
College Credit+ Composition I and II
Education
  • University of Akron:
    • Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing, NEOMFA Consortium
    • Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education
  • Lorain Community College, Adjunct Professor
Interests/Hobbies Writing, reading, running, playing music, home improvement, and mechanics.
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Megan Vild

MVild@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 772

Years at MCCC: 4

Years of Teaching Experience: 4

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Courses Taught
English III
English IV
Speech
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Education
  • Medina County Career Center Graduate
  • Master’s Degree:  Integrated Language Arts
  • Bachelor’s Degree:  TV/Radio and News
Interests/Hobbies I love spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy traveling all over the world and gaining new experiences. I also truly love my job. I am dedicated to bringing the written word to life and helping all students enjoy and learn from my class.I worked as a reporter/anchor for 3 years and as a children’s service social worker for 2 years.

Emily Witten

EWitten@mcjvs.edu

Extension: 804

Years at MCCC: 2

Years of Teaching Experience: 2

Courses Taught
English III
English IV
Education
Ohio University:

B.S.Ed Integrated Language Arts

Interests/Hobbies I enjoy spending time with my family; they make even the ordinary days feel like the best day ever! I also love planning trips to new places and exploring unique landmarks, shops, and restaurants. Reading is a passion I’ve had my whole life, which is what led me to become a teacher of all things language. Finally, I feel that teaching is not just my job, but also one of my hobbies. I find joy in finding new ways to help my students connect the content we are studying in class with their lives and the world around them and I strive to make our lessons meaningful and relevant to their future.