Hello! My name is Brenda Bauske, and I am the German teacher at TMHS. I teach all of the German courses offered (German 1, German 2, German 2 Pre-AP, German 3 Pre-AP, and German 4 AP) and also act as the faculty advisor for the TMHS German Club and German Honor Society. I am also the Adjunct Professor of German at Lone Star College-Tomball. I have been an educator for 25 years and bring a passion for teaching to the classroom every day.
I am from Wisconsin and attended Ripon College where I obtained a major in German and a minor in English. I spent my Junior year in college studying abroad in Bonn, Germany, at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität. I also have a master's degree in German Studies from the University of Northern Iowa; during my graduate school studies, I participated in UNI's Study Abroad Program in Klagenfurt, Austria, for six summers.
One of my greatest joys is travel. I have traveled extensively all over Europe. The German-speaking countries are my favorite destinations. I encourage all of my students to travel in their futures. I firmly believe in the value of travel for learning and personal development and subscribe to the messages in two of my favorite quotations: "travel is the best teacher" and "travel is an endless university." Since we can't board a plane and fly off to Europe together, I hope instead to provide a passport to learning and academic adventures for all of my students.
My love for all things German comes from my father, a native German who emigrated to the USA when he was a young man. I have relatives in Germany whom I visit often; truly, Germany is my second home.
Please use this site to check on homework assignments, assessments, projects, and helpful learning links for my classes. I also encourage you to review my guidelines, classroom expectations, and much more!
You may contact me through the following:
1) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) call: (281) 357-3230 ext. 1084
3) conference period: 6th period (1:09 p.m.-1:56 p.m.)
Students are welcome to come to tutoring any day of the week after school from 2:55 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., but they should make a tutoring appointment with me beforehand to ensure my availability as staff meetings, German Club events, and German Honor Society events also take place after school.