Degrees and Certifications:

BA English with an emphasis on education Secondary Education Credential MA Human Behavior

Mrs. Goodspeed

Currently Teaches: English 10

Course Syllabus

Welcome Letter

Weekly Learning Guide


August 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year.  I welcome your child to English 10 at North Monterey County High’s virtual classroom with the realization of the challenges we face while teaching and learning during a pandemic. I am a graduate of San Jose State University with a major in English and a Masters Degree in Human Behavior from City University; I hold a Teaching Credential in Secondary Education. I am a long time member of the San Jose Area Writing Project, part of the National Writing Project.  

Teaching English involves lessons in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.  I am looking forward to the upcoming school year, learning new online tools, building on literacy skills students learned last year and helping students expand their reading and writing volume.  A positive learning experience is built on a collaborative effort; I welcome questions as the year progresses. 

It is my ultimate goal for each student to experience success and to foster a love of reading and writing. I am thrilled to work with you and your child over the course of the semester. If questions or concerns should arise, please feel free to email me.  I look forward to seeing you at our virtual open house! More information coming soon.

Let's all keep healthy-- life is precious,

Mrs. Goodspeed, English/Journalism Teacher  jgoodspeed@nmcusd.org