Koty Cole

Koty Cole

Teacher (Dept. Chair)

503.235.3138 ext. 4005
My love of reading began at a young age with Beverly Cleary's Ramona books. Because of this love, I originally studied to teach young children how to read, but after a study abroad experience at Oak Hill College in London, England, where I was able to visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre, the moors that inspired the Bronte sisters, and the pub in Oxford where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien would meet with other literary friends, I immediately changed majors so I could teach English at the secondary level. I love sharing classic literature with students while pairing such tomes with pop culture elements, creative writing, and current events. I also strive to teach through a social justice lens as an extension of my faith.

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education-Language Arts, Concordia University; and Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, Portland State University

Ms. Cole came to Central Catholic in 2014 after teaching for 15 years at Portland Lutheran School. She has taught AP English Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, language arts in grades 9-12, journalism, yearbook, health and wellness, and dance.