Ms. Casselberry, M. Ed.

Phone: nadedja.casselberry@gmail.com

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Degrees and Certifications:

English Department Chair https://youtu.be/-QtV_3IZXto M.Ed. Administration M.Ed. Cross Cultural Education B.S. English: concentration in technical and screenplay writing PUSD and OUSD Success 101 and Success Academy Program Developer PUSD Acellus Evening School Co-Creator CTA Unconscious Bias Certified Certified Social Justice Representative AVID Instructor Certified Mindfulness Instructor Secondary IB Certificated Muay Thai and Juijitsu Intermediate Motherhood Certified—Concentration: ‘ Tis Round the Clock

Ms. Casselberry, M. Ed.

 Image result for aloha words for background image I hope this page finds you well and ready to explore the depths of Black Diamond High School Distance Learning. I am the English I Educator and Acellus Administrator at BDHS.  I have been teaching 6th-Early Adult English Education for over 20 years, and I thoroughly enjoy it. My teaching has taken me to distant lands domestically and abroad.  These experiences have equipped me to refine my craft and provide a space and platform for students to discover who they are and the varying perspectives that surround them. The objective of English I is built upon the foundation of Secondary Language Arts--which introduces students to relevance in reading, writing and independent voice. English I pupils are guided using EDI strategies and independently encouraged to demonstrate their understanding of the more intricate components of reading, writing, listening and speaking--advancing as they progress throughout their high school years. These are the necessary, transferable skills students will revisit, practice and enhance as they continue on to English II, III, IV and ERWC: narrate, reflect, analyze, inform, argue, predict, research and more. Using various texts, videos and discussions (which generate philosphical perspectives and Socratic Seminar dialogue), students will be able to comfortably demonstrate independent thought, writing voice and audience-appropriate language. The Englsih I layout for the academic year is as follows: 

I.      Quarter 1

        Narrative

II.    Quarter 2

        Informative

III.   Quarter 3

       Argumentative

IV.   Quarter 4

       Research

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  • “Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves—be free.

     

     

     

    "Students must have initiative;

    they should not be mere imitators.

    They must learn to think 

    and act for themselves--and be free!

     

    ~Cesar Chavez

  • Yes

  • Aloha!

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept

https://youtu.be/4e7gm5JZc9M
  • As a result of the global spread of COVID-19, BDHS will provide Distant Learning Opportunities for all students until TBD. Should your IEP or 504 indicate a need for modications or accomodations, it is by Ed. Code policy that these services be upheld to the best of our abilities. Please email any information to me that may enable me to best suit your academic needs.  

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  • Omb

    RESPONSE

    TO

    CULTURAL

    APPROPRIATION 

    Enter: So Random and the Posers:

    "YO!YO!

    Yoooo-weee--yo! Wuz up?!"

    Is it funny or racist?

    Jasmine:

    Are they supposed to be funny or racist?

    "And ya'll wanted to kill me"  (ch.6)

    Ruby:

    Broadway musical practice, maybe?

    "I'm gonna focus on the good" (ch.17)

    Jasmine:

    "Dang, Ruby. I see you! I see you!

    Sugar free treat for my super sweet treat" *wink* (ch.1 & 13)

    Monse:

    Ummm...no.

    "Hermanito,

    you better back up before you get smacked up."(ch.2)

    Cesar:

    "Oh, I'm good. We don't claim him"

    (ch. 11)

    Chavalas

    Jamal

    Look...they're like bite-size versions of Malibu's Most Wanted

    "You little...cultural appropriator" (ch.26)

    OMB Season 3 Confronts Cultural Appropriation 

    Ruby:

    I think they ARE Malibu's Most Wanted, but...

    "What if the feelings are real?" (season 3)

    Jasmine: 

    So.

    "I'm a whole life's love, Boo. 

    Not just part of someon's 1/8 life crisis." (season 3)

    Cesar:

    Nice. they wanna play dress up

     and get ghost when the block's hot.

    "Loyalty trumps victory, compa" (ch. 1)

    Monse:

    Seriously.

    "I just have no filter

    'cause I have no gene for giving a crap, so..." (ch. 120

    Jamal:

    "Yo...

    Riches really be bonkers." (ch. 23)

    OMB Chorus:

    For real.

     Cultuaral Appropriation: Not On My Block