Ms. Bassen is an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher at Bastrop Middle School. Originally from New York, she moved to Texas to explore a different country lifestyle. She feels fortunate that she has found a home here in Texas and now at Bastrop Middle School too! Ms. Bassen became a teacher to inspire students to be themselves. Before she was a teacher, she was a journalist for an interior design magazine and she owned a vintage fashion business. She enjoys traveling, and always has a suitcase handy in case adventure strikes. Although her academic background is more aligned with a gypsy than a teacher, she feels she comes equipped with real world experience and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. She applies this experience to her lessons so her students may improve the communication skills for success in life. Through the beautiful medium of literature, Ms. Bassen introduces the students to new ideas, perspectives and cultures. After all, reading and writing is the greatest adventure to explore. No suitcase necessary.
English Language Arts & Reading