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Ginny Lyons

Hogan has a passion for literature and baking.

Ryan Hogan – English

From baking to literature, new English teacher, Mr. Ryan Hogan has a lot of interests. The BSM community welcomes Hogan who has been teaching for fifteen years and isn’t anywhere near stopping.

Hogan started working at BSM this year, after working in Hopkins and Minneapolis. “The community at BSM is what drew me here. The smaller class sizes, the history of athletics and academics, and the focus on the community and helping its students is why I chose to come work here at BSM,” Hogan said.

Hogan wants his students to really work towards finding their inner writer, and finding the potential that he knows they have. He believes English is a subject that everyone is able to find their inner voice in. It can help people who are trying to figure out what they truly believe in, and find what they are looking for. As a teacher, Hogan knows who he wants to be. “I aspire to be a fair teacher, and I want my students to push themselves as far as they can,” Hogan said.

When Hogan is not in school, he reads. He likes to read contemporary poetry, ction and historical ction when based in the 1800s. Hogan has a lot of interests, that keeps him busy when he’s not correcting essays and papers for his English classes. “I bike a lot, and I make really good cookies. I really like to get outside during the summer, and go camping as well,” Hogan said.

After working at a treatment facility for kids, he realized how much he really liked to work with them. Working at the facility was his first experience working with teenagers, and he found that working with them just clicked with him. “Pairing that with my love of literature and my love of writing really seemed to fit, so I decided to try teaching,” Hogan said.

Hogan has taught at three schools, and is planning on staying at BSM for a while. The community is what brought him to the conclusion of teaching at BSM, and the students and curriculum is what is going to keep him working here. Teaching and English is a passion for Hogan, so naturally, teaching was his career of choice. Striving to be fair teacher, Hogan works hard at showing how fun English really can be.

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