Moody's English Website
Instructor: Patrick Moody
Classroom: 207
Voicemail: 219.926.6144
When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition and to achieve the best in life, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain
We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, by being "professional," or by being institutional. --Paul Hawken

I have been teaching at Portage High School since 1994. During that time, I have taught all grade levels and a variety of courses offered by our English department. I directed Portage High School's fall play for fifteen years. During that time, I volunteered with all of PHS's Thespian productions, including stage managing our spring musical and assitanting in producing Portage's nationally recognized Junior Miss and Outstanding Young Man scholarship programs. I currently teach eleventh-grade English classes that are teamed with U.S. History courses, A.P. Language and Composition, and Film Literature.
Prior to teaching at Portage, I taught business English at a post-secondary proprietary college; I coached swimming and lacrosse and was an academic advisor and an A.P. English teacher at Culver Academies in Culver, IN; and I served as a medic in the U.S. Army.
Educational Background, Awards, Certificates, Civic Involvement
  • Graduate of Hobart High School, Hobart, IN
  • Honorable Discharge, U. S. Army
  • B.A. in English from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • Teaching License, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
  • Graduate work in Education and English at Indiana University and Valparaiso University
  • Who's Who
  • Portage ACEs Teacher
  • Indiana Division of Professional Standards Certified Mentor Teacher
  • Butler University Teacher Excellence Award
  • Kenneth J. Allen and Associates Teacher of Excellence Award
  • Volunteer/Civic:  Assistant Director for nationally recognized Junior Miss Scholarship Program; Assistant Director for Portage High School Outstanding Young Man Scholarship Program; Christmas in April; Porter County CASA