• Name: John deHaan

    Subjects: 7th and 8th Grade Self-Contained-English Language Arts 

     Contact me via Email: john.dehaan@wcsdny.org

    Contact me via phone: (845) 298-5200


     I welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 school year. All of the work assignments can be found on Google Classroom. For 7th graders, they are required to write 4 essays throughout the school year. Essentially, it's 1 required essay per quarter. The completed stories are turned in via Google Classroom to me. The writing process is self-paced with a step-by-step process monitored by me. The short story can be found on a PDF to be read, or if you prefer the audio version of a text reader. Use YouTube to listen to each chapter. if need be.

    For 8th graders, the writing piece of the class is the same requirements as  7th graders. The novels and short stories will be read throughout the school year..iReady reading will be done for 40 minutes at least once a week as we've initiated throughout each school year. Students are welcome to do it more than once if desired. Students are aware of how to log on and proceed from the past classroom experience

     I hope that all is going as well as possible in your lives as we continue to persevere through the current pandemic.  We're going to display patience and flexibility as the lessons I have posted on Google Classroom. As you're aware, the pacing of the assignments for completion is individualistic for each student. Office hours are during the 8th period Monday through Friday via email(john.dehaan@wcsdny.org) or phone. If these hours aren't applicable to your day, you can email me later in the day and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. The assignments are on Google Classroom. the students are aware of how to log in. The code is ye5iuvl. 


    Stay safe,

    John deHaan






    Thank you,

    John deHaan



    I have taught in special education classrooms for 36 years. This will be my last year as an educator. I taught in Rhinebeck for 8 years in a residential setting. I taught at Wappingers Junior High School for 12 years, then  Myers Corners Elementary School for 12 years, and I returned to Wappingers Junior High for the past 3 years.  I'm also a veteran of the U.S. Navy(1976-1980) where I taught English in the Philippines during my last 6 months of service. I am a graduate of Nassau Community College where I received my associate's degree, Molloy College for my bachelor's degree, and SUNY New Paltz for my master's degree in special education.

    I'm looking forward to a successful school year!