Thomas Joseph Kaup, along with Dianne Smith, is the co-author of Middle School Journalism Semester 1 and Semester 2. Mr. Kaup has been an educator for over twenty years, as a high school English teacher and English Department Chairman, Adult Education Coordinator, and a middle school language arts and journalism teacher. He completed his undergraduate studies in English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received a Canonical European Masters Degree, S.T.L., in English Literature and Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, in Mundelein, Illinois, affiliated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, in 1986. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and is a Master Journalism Educator with the Journalism Education Association. Mr. Kaup has been listed in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, was the 1998 St. Albert Teacher of the Year. Mr. Kaup’s middle school and high school yearbooks have won national recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Kaup recently presented at the Magnet Schools of American National Conference and most recently taught middle school journalism at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School in the Omaha Public School district in Omaha, Nebraska.
Thomas Joseph Kaup June 19, 2018