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Andry DeJong, English Teacher

"It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!" Bill Waterson

A bit about me: 

My name is Andry Sitara Ulrich DeJong, and this is my third year teaching  English at Washburn High School. I graduated from Carleton College in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and a concentration in Education and in French. I received my teaching license in Communication Arts and Literature during my undergraduate studies as well.

My parents are American expats, and I grew up in India and Madagascar. As a result, I love to travel (so far 15 countries) and I am fluent in Tamil and French. I currently live in south Minneapolis where I enjoy making use of the incredible bike trails, lakes, parks, coffee shops, and libraries.

I teach English because literature can take our breath away. It teaches us about the power of the human spirit, and it teaches us to love this oftentimes broken but beautiful world. My goals as a teacher are to help students immerse themselves in narratives beyond what they've experienced, to hone their skills of eloquence and clear communication, and to build their empathy and understanding of others.

Questions? You can contact me at If you would prefer to meet in person, I am available by appointment in Room 106D before/after school, and during lunch.

Ms. DeJong's Schedule:





IB Lit/Lang Year 2


IB Lit/Lang Year 2


IB Lit/Lang Year 2




IB Lit/Lang Year 1


IB Lit/Lang Year 1