Caitlyn Steffl is the new English Language Arts teacher at St. James High School, and she plans to use her energy and her self-deprecating sense of humor to cultivate a literary interest in her charges.

“I think humor is one of the easiest ways to connect with students,” Steffl said. “I try not to take myself too seriously, and that’s worked so far.”

This is the latest in a series of new teacher profiles running in the lead-up to this school year starting. For the rest of this story, please see the August 21 print edition of the St. James Plaindealer. And for the next profile piece, please see the August 28 print version of the St. James Plaindealer.