Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / College
School: Garrison Forest School
Beth Rheingold holds a Ph.D. in English from SUNY-Buffalo and is currently an English Teacher in the Upper School at McDonogh School, a K-12 day/boarding school outside of Baltimore. She teaches tenth and eleventh grade English and is the yearbook adviser for a nationally-recognized yearbook, the Legacy, which is the winner of a Gold Medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (2010), and several silver medals. She teaches poetry, drama, ghost stories, novel, and AP Writing. As yearbook adviser, Beth teaches journalism, Adobe InDesign CS5.5, principles of graphic design, project management, and leadership skills to the students who work on this award-winning publication. Beth is also a judge for CSPA.
Beth's English and writing assignments engage students in mediums with which they are familiar as users, but not necessarily as creators: podcasts, digital essays, brochures, short films, multi-media presentations, and performances. While Beth engages students by way of multimodal learning and digital literacies, she has not abandoned traditional forms of narrative and argument; rather, she finds that multimodal learning improves students' rhetorical skills when it comes to writing a traditional essay.