Welcome!

Welcome Parents & Students!

I am pleased that we are able to begin our shared learning experience. We will be embarking on an exciting group project as we explore the literature that has not only shaped Western civilization, but will allow each of us to develop our understanding and freedom to live virtuous lives that enrich everyone we reach.

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About Ms. Kuntzelman

Although I have been teaching various disciplines for twenty years, I am now enjoying teaching literature at Ben Franklin High School. My academic background includes a B. S. in History of Science and Technology, from Northern Arizona University and an M. A. in Philosophy, from the University of Texas-Austin. My teaching experience, however, ranges from math and science to literature and German, including all of the Humanities.

On the lighter side. . .

  • I was born on Whidbey Island, located in Washington's Puget Sound

  • I grew up in Flagstaff, where I enjoyed skiing at the Arizona Snow Bowl and hiking the Grand Canyon

  • I share my home with three rescue cats, Moshe, Bonnie, and Pearl

  • My favorite novels are Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, and Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

  • I enjoy all genres of music (well, maybe not Pop music!)

  • I play flute (classical and Navajo), as well as both acoustic and electric guitar

  • My favorite pastime is reading

    • I am currently reading Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival by John Kenneth Knaus

Link to my Bio:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19z2E8HVTyK15dYWIBumOfmtmvZC9fDDvf65en1HT_AA/edit#heading=h.1cx5udyrleme