Cory Peppler

Middle School English / Language Arts

  • 1993 – BA in Secondary English Education from the University of Michigan
  • 2003 – M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University
  • 2015 – Library Media Specialist licensure, UW-Oshkosh
  • 14 years of classroom teaching experience, 12 years library media and technology integration

I feel blessed and humbled that God has led me to join the CELA family as the middle school English/Language Arts teacher. I’m amazed that I get to be in a place where my faith, my love of writing and good literature, and the joy that comes from teaching students all can come together.

I grew up in Michigan (both upper and lower peninsulas!) which is a good place to be when you love the outdoors like I do. As a kid, I was involved in boy scouts, camping with my family, and hunting with my father. In school, I ran track and played tennis and was involved in drama and musical productions. After high school, I attended the University of Michigan, where I was the editor of the university newspaper (remember newspapers?) Once I earned my degree and teaching certification in English and history, my first job offer brought me to Wisconsin. Since then, I’ve taught many different English and history classes, worked as a technology integrator, and served as a school library media specialist. I’ve also coached Forensics and advised the school newspaper.

I am a total tech geek and a professional writer and blogger, as well as a fan of live theater, Star Wars, and a good hockey game. My wife and I have two sons, who are somehow now teenagers in high school and active in theater, choir, and band. We love to travel, play board games, hike, and enjoy a movie and a pizza on a Friday night. We are also very involved in ministry and children’s work in our small Bible church, which we were privileged to help plant.

“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8


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