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Elaine Reimer-Paré

Subject Expertise: Literature and Writing
Education: MA in English from McGill University; BA in English from George Fox University; Teaching Credential—Secondary from Fresno Pacific University 
Hometown: Fresno, CA, but lives in Montreal, QC today
Home Church: City Church, Montreal, QC

As I work with young readers and writers in my own classroom, I continue to search for ways to engage students with literature and the writing process:  How can I help students become more confident and independent readers?  How can I help students communicate effectively?  How can I help students recognize the inherent value and enjoyment of reading and writing well?  Because I know that other teachers ask themselves these same questions, I am passionate about my work at Fresno Pacific. The opportunity to engage with other teaching professionals is inspiring and rewarding; I hope that a collaborative sharing of ideas and strategies will enrich our teaching of reading and writing even further.

Professional Experience: Secondary and college-level teacher

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 37:4-6 ~ "Take delight in the Lordand he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lordtrust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun."

Favorite Activities: Spending time with family, reading, gardening, traveling, watching Netflix

Family Info: Married, two children, one dog

What Matters: Respect for others

What I Like About FPU: I have been teaching for FPU since 2001.  I continue to appreciate the close community.