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    Welcome!

    I am so happy to be joining Cordova High School, and I can't wait to be your English teacher this year for what will definitely be a memorable year! I started loving reading and books when I was in high school, and it is my hope that I can help insprire you to love learning and help your improve your reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. 

    I was teaching for the last 8 years in Southern California (Irvine and LA); before that in Krakow, Poland; and before that on the Big Island of Hawai'i. I enjoy going on adventures and exploring with my wife and three girls. Besides traveling, my hobbies include reading (for fun),  bodyboarding, snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, collecting vinyl records, and gardening/landscaping.

    CONTACT: Once we go back to campus I am in Room E-1, but for now the best way to reach me is through email: dkozak@fcusd.org. Please feel free to write to me about anything going on related to the class or school - I am here to help you!

    First Day of School (and beyond):

    We will be meeting through Microsoft Teams. I will be creating a "Channel" that links up to the class, and you click on the same link to join the class meetings as long as we are doing distance learning. Please let me know if you are having any trouble getting on-line and into class.

    My tribe checking out the Super Bloom (golden poppy = state flower).                   Extracurricular fun - Newport Beach

     Enjoying the Super Bloom with my tribe.                                    Extracurricular fun - Newport Beach