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Leslie Teague
Department Chair
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Leslie Teague has been teaching at IWA since 2007. She taught in the public school setting for two years prior to coming to Incarnate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with an additional major in English from Saint Louis University in 2005 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Communication Arts from Webster University in December of 2008. She is certified to teach 9th through 12th grade English by the State of Missouri. Mrs. Teague is the co-moderator of the National Honor Society and teaches the following courses: Composition 1A, Composition 1B, Composition 2B, Composition 3, Literary Types A, and English Literature.

Michael Barrett
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The current school year represents Mr. Barrett’s thirtieth year as a teacher at IWA. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English with life-time certification to teach at the secondary level. He went on to receive his Master’s Degree from Webster University. He has also completed additional course work in writing and literature at both Webster University and the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. He currently serves as moderator of the IWA Literary Club. Mr. Barrett teaches World Literature (Seniors),Honors World Literature ACP (Seniors), Honors Composition 2 (Sophomores), Honors Composition 4 (Seniors), HonorsComposition 4 ACP (Seniors), and Literary Types B (Freshmen).

Amy James
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Ms. Amy James has been a part of the IWA English Dept. since 2003. She received her English 9-12 certification from the University of Missouri- St. Louis in 2003 and also holds a BS in Business Administration and Retail Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY, her hometown. Ms. James is also the moderator of the Peace and Justice Club and is an avid reader and Shakespeare fan. Ms. James teaches the following courses: Composition 1B, Composition 2B, Composition 2A, Literary Types B, Honors Literary Types A, American Lit A and American Lit B.

Bryan Villmer
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Bryan Villmer has been teaching at IWA since 1993. He teaches first semester: HN Freshmen Composition, HN British Literature and ACP (Advanced College Placement), and HN American Dream ACP; second semester: HN American Literature, Senior Composition, and Creative Writing. He is the moderator of the school yearbook, the Photo Club, the Warm Fuzzy Club, and the Ultimate Frisbee Club. He has been active in the school's Peace and Justice Club and its precursor, Amnesty International, since his arrival at IWA. Mr. Villmer has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St.Louis. Additionally, he has had several poems published in small literary journals. Though he no longer coaches an IWA sports team, Mr.Villmer enjoys attending Incarnate games with his wife Cady (a former Spanish teacher at IWA) and children Jessica and Pablo.

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