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Bibliophile Troxel transfers from Windsor Knolls

Bibliophile Troxel transfers from Windsor Knolls

by Beau Cameron, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Ms. Mary Troxel is teaching 9th and 12th grade English during her first year at LHS. Previously a teacher at Windsor Knoll's Middle School, Troxel transferred because she enjoys teaching novels and upper level concepts. She's excited to go more in-depth with this year's readings. "I grew up in...

Welcome to LHS: Like Batman, Bortner uses strength for teaching and baseball

Welcome to LHS: Like Batman, Bortner uses strength for teaching and baseball

by Brandon Cooper, Jacob Bolger, and Bailey Davis

September 6, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Showcase, Welcome New Staff

Mr. Jesse Bortner is one of the 243 new teachers that Frederick County Public Schools hired this year. Bortner is an ambitious, young, motivated teacher who is currently teaching English 10. He is originally from York, Pennsylvania. He attended Mount Aloysius College, majoring in English and Secondary...

Welcome to LHS: Social studies department addition Jensen finds teaching “sweet,” like Haribo gummy bears

Welcome to LHS:  Social studies department addition Jensen finds teaching “sweet,” like Haribo gummy bears

by Nicole Muller and Beau Cameron

September 6, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Welcome New Staff

This story is part of Lancer Media’s fall series welcoming new staff.  We enjoyed learning about many teachers but apologize that we were unable to cover every new teacher. Mr. James Jensen teaches Modern World History and AP World History and has a passion for farming. He raises chickens, goats, tu...

Welcome to LHS: Smithhisler’s Tomorrowland is today’s drama department

Welcome to LHS: Smithhisler’s Tomorrowland is today’s drama department

by Emma Wynkoop and Tory Spruill

August 31, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Showcase, Welcome New Staff

Drama and dance are two skills added to Mrs. Angela Smithhisler's "history record." Smithhisler returns to Linganore for her first full year of teaching both history and the fine arts. In the 2015-16 school year, she taught history classes in the spring semester and will continue for the first sem...

Hartman begins teaching career at LHS

Hartman begins teaching career at LHS

by Brennan Nolan, Reporter

September 8, 2014


Filed under Back-to-School 2014

This is the first profile in Lancer Media's Back to School Series:  New Teachers. Mrs. Samantha Hartman recognized her desire to be a teacher while attending the University of Towson, graduating two years ago. After college, Hartman was a long-term sub at Frederick High School. Hartman is teachi...

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