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Hello eager learners and families!  Welcome to 6th grade English Language Arts!
My name is Jynni Discenza-Misner.  I attended the University of Minnesota - Duluth were I double majored in English and Teaching Communication Arts and Literature with a license to teach grades 5-12.  While in college, I studied abroad and lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia for nine weeks and taught grades 5-9.  While abroad, I taught English as a Second Language and English Language Arts.  In 2020, I earned my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading and literacy.  
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughters.  We love any activity that involves being outside - hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, etc.  
I am very excited to be the Athlos Leadership Academy 6th grade English Language Arts teacher this year and am looking forward to the scholarly discussions and learning opportunities that I will have with my students.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our class, please feel free to email me.


Technology and MCAs

Per state requirements, students are unable to have access to their cell phones, personal devices, or wearable technology at any time during MCA or MTAS testing or during breaks from MCA or MTAS testing. In the event that a student has access to a cell phone, personal device, or wearable technology during testing, the student’s test is required to be invalidated, even if the student did not use the device. Wearable technology includes but is not limited to smart watches and fitness trackers.

On dates when your student is scheduled to take MCA or MTAS assessments, your student will check in their phone, device, and wearable technology with me on the morning of testing. I will collect the phone/device/wearable technology, put it in a labeled Ziploc bag and keep it in a locked cupboard until the end of testing for the day, at which time I will return the phone/device/wearable technology to your student.