Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Journalism, with a minor in Drama - Colorado State University. Professional Teacher's License - Certified in Language Arts, CLD (ESL, ELL), Speech, Drama, and Social Studies. Masters in CLD - Regis University.
Mr. Lee Karel Tomjack
Thank you for all your hard work during the 2020-2021 school year with the Westminster Virtual Academy. Unless you are with the Extended School Year (ESY) program, our semester ended on Fri, May 21st, at 4 p.m. It was an honor to work with so many different students and their families this year, from across our school district.
I will not be a part of the ESY program, which will start up on Weds, May 26th, but I will be at Ranum Middle School on Mon, 5-24th and Tues, 5-25th, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., collecting Chromebooks from students who participated in the Westminster Virtual academy, who will be returning there for the fall semester.
I have also finished grading your Buzz assignments and am now working my way through grading the last of your Final Research Projects. I will be posting my final grades and level changes, in Empower, by the end of the day on Weds, May 26th. Please have an awesome summer and a great 2021-2022!
Hello, my name is Mr. Tomjack. I am a Literacy / CLD (ESL) Teacher at Ranum Middle School who is temporarily working with the Westminster Virtual Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. I have been teaching for 22 years, and this is my seventh year in the district. Prior to this, I taught Language Arts, Social Studies, and Drama in Jefferson County for 10 years. Before that I also taught ESL in Hamamatsu, Japan, from 1998-2003, where I met my Japanese wife, who is also now a teacher in Colorado as well. My hobbies include taekwondo (I am currently a brown belt); juggling; playing video games; cartooning; book, CD, and DVD collecting; and studying history. I enjoy reading comics books of all kinds and watching Japanese anime, as well as science fiction and horror movies. Prior to becoming a teacher I also worked as an amateur stage actor, a newspaper reporter, and a radio DJ in the Fort Collins area during the 1990s. Some of my other former jobs have included being a toy store manager, a table waiter, and an Arby's manager. I was born in Nebraska and I turned 50 just last November. I have also lived in Emporia, Kansas; San Angelo, Texas; and Grenoble, France; but have spent most of my life in Westminster, Golden, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Englewood, Idaho Springs, and Arvada, Colorado. I look forward to working with you all online in class this year.