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
Happy Asynchronous (Study Hall) Wednesday. We will not have Zoom classes today, but I will have regular Zoom classes again, starting on Thursday. Please work on your Text Structures and Organizational Features Test" in Empower at this time. I can also be reached during my Office Hours today, through my Pod #1 Zoom Link, from 8-9 a.m. I will not have Zoom classes on Friday, 1-29-2021, so he can get caught up on grading your assignments. This will be a work for students, instead. Anime Club will also meet again this Thurs, 1-28-2021, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Please let me know if you have any questions. Mr. Tomjack
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 will be turning 50 this 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.