Welcome to English with Mr. Kester Here at Early College!
Hello students and families! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nate Kester, and I'm one of the ELA teachers here at Rochester Early College International High School. I've been proudly teaching in the Rochester City School District for 14 years, after attending SUNY Geneseo for my bachelor's in English and Nazareth for my Masters in teaching. This is my seventh year here, having spent the previous seven years up the street at Wilson Magnet High School. I'm an avid reader, big into music, and run 4-5 times a week.
I've taught every level of English here, but this first semester I'm enjoying English III and Public Speaking. I like how different both classes are, which keeps everything fresh and my mind as sharp as it can be, by necessity. This is only my second year teaching Public Speaking, but it's been a really fun class to teach, with an emphasis on individual student growth and less restrictive structure. Both class' descriptions are below.
Also below are links to each class' Remind groups. Remind is a texting app that allows student and parents/guardians to contact me directly. It's quick, easy, and, best of all, free. Please feel free to join your student's (or students') class group and get in touch with me any time!
Here's to a great year - unlike any other, that's for sure!