Department Information

See each department page below for teacher contact information and other department information

AVID


Juilanne Lohr-Shelton AVID 8
[email protected]

Jennifer Fung - AVID 9
[email protected]


Electives
Yves Bouyssounouse 
Home Economics
[email protected]

Dustin Greenler  
Yearbook
[email protected]

James Shimek
Technology, Multimedia, Robotics
[email protected]

Mike Tobey
Leadership and Bridge 
[email protected]

Carrie Ziser
Art
[email protected]

Julianne Lohr-Shelton-Bridge 
[email protected]

English
Jonathan Dunsworth - English 7, English 8
[email protected]

Katie Herrick-Jasper - English 9
[email protected]

Rebecca Honig - English 7
[email protected]

Kristen Tannyhill - English 9, Humanities
[email protected]
English Learners
Maggie Wu - STEEL
mwu@djusd.net

Katie Herrick-Jasper - ELD 
[email protected]

Rebecca Honig - STEEL 
[email protected]

Harper Junior High School provides 3 levels of designated ELD (English Language Development) classes. All English Learners will be assigned ELD courses either in ELD or STEEL. Students' course designation will be determined by looking at a variety of factors, including their scores on the most recent ELPAC exam. Teachers work together in these courses, and sometimes students will combine with other ELD classes for learning opportunities. Students are able to move easily between the ELD courses, moving to the appropriate level without a disruption to the rest of their schedule.

Check out our English Learner website for more details and upcoming dates.
Health
Briana Sanchez - Health 7, Health 9
[email protected]
Math
Math picture
“Math is the only true universal language”

Yves Bouyssounouse
 
CC Math 2, CC Math 3
[email protected]

Jack Dapkewicz 
Integrated Math 1
[email protected]

Jennifer Fung 
Integrated Math 2, CC Math 3
[email protected]


Patty Latham
CC Math 2, CC Math 2/ 3
[email protected]

Music
Welcome to the Harper Music Department!

As lifelong musicians ourselves, we believe deeply in the power of a music education to enhance a person's emotional, social, and intellectual development. 
And - making music together is fun!

Please use the links below to connect with our music teachers.

Greg Brucker
- Orchestra
[email protected]
Orchestra Website

Arielle Deem - Choir
[email protected]
Choir Website 

Clyde Quick - Band
cquick@djusd.net
Band Website 
Band Boosters Website 


Physical Education
Darcie Hauger - 7th Grade
[email protected]

Heather Taylor - 8th Grade
[email protected]

Tom Taylor - 9th Grade
[email protected]

Liz Fall- 7th grade long term substitute
[email protected]
Science
Science Team












Sarah Huminski
Science 7, Science 8
[email protected]

Julie Lohr-Shelton
Science 7
[email protected]

Ken McKim
Science 8, Biology
[email protected]

Jenny Chase S
Science 8 and Biology
Social Science
Welcome to the History Department!

Harper Junior High School’s History Department provides students with an opportunity to work toward achieving the six goals of DJUSD’s graduate profile through an exploration of centuries of global history. By examining the political, religious, social, and economic influences throughout history, students will create connections to the modern world. Through collaboration, our department works to ensure students are developing critical thinking skills while considering multiple perspectives both in history and in the classroom. At Harper, students will explore world civilizations around the world in 7th grade, the birth and development of the United States in 8th grade, and modern global geography and issues in 9th grade. Our goal as social science instructors is to help Harper students leave the school ready to be better global citizens.

Jacob Schauberger- U.S. History and World Geography
[email protected]

Dustin Greenler - World Geography and Social Studies 7
[email protected]

Mike Tobey
- U.S. History
[email protected]

Ma Lee Vang -Social Studies 7
[email protected]

Special Education
Cydnee Vierra  
Psychologist
[email protected]

Jennifer Hessl
[email protected]

Jeff Perkins
[email protected]

Carol Sorensen
[email protected]
World Languages


Naoko McHale - Japanese 
[email protected]
Mrs. McHale's Website

Kelly Ridgeway - Spanish
[email protected]

Jacob Fernandez-Spanish 
[email protected]

Kirsten Street-Spanish 
[email protected]