English Language Arts  

Blended Learning Instructor

Ben Bell, TeacherBenjamin Bell has a background in non-traditional education and is certified in both English and Psychology. He has worked at MS@K since 2012 and enjoys martial arts, having studied kung fu for over 10 years. A quote he offers for inspiration: “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough,
we must do.” –Bruce Lee


Blended Learning Instructor

Matt reda photoMatt Reda started teaching in 1998 and has worked in a variety of environments: traditional, charter, vocational college, ABE, and GED preparation. He has a master's degree in education from Aquinas College and a bachelor's degree with majors in both History and English from Grand Valley State University.



Blended Learning Instructor - Middle School

Teacher Marcy ToporskiMarcy Toporski joined MyMiddleSchool@Kent in 2017 after celebrating 31 years at Ravenna Public Schools. Most of her time there was spent with middle school students teaching reading and technology, which are her two passions. She is thrilled to be part of KISD's middle school program.


The 60 Second Recap provides brief video explanations for a wide variety of literature books.

Grammar Girl provides assistance with grammar.

AVOID PLAGIARISM!! Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) -  Great source for MLA format.