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Not everyone knows what career they want to have when they are in the 5th grade, but Mr. Heffernan boldly declared "I'll be a teacher!" at the ripe age of 11 and made it so. 
After completing his undergrad at Loyola Marymount University and graduating with a teaching credential, Mr. Heffernan began working at a continuation High School in San Juan Capistrano. Trading one valley for another, Mr. Heffernan joined the CHAMPS "team" in 2014 and has taught English at the 11th & 12th grade level. 
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Creative Writing Photo Prompt:
Write for 25 minutes. Create a story, with an emphasis placed on dialogue, inspired by the photo above. 

English 11 (PERIOD 3) Vocabulary for 8/24

criterion (n.)
careen  (v.)
subdue (v.)
vanquish (v.)
toxic (adj.)  
circumvent (v.)
transcend (v.)
cadence (n.)
wheedle (v.)
bane (n.)