Gwen Larsen

Polytechnic High School is proud to announce that there is a new teacher for CIC AP Literature and English 1-2. Gwen Larsen went to Yale studied English and drama and became a teacher. She is also a Poly alumna. While a student at Poly, she participated in student commission and vocal jazz, but now she only sings in the car – and only to Taylor Swift. Larsen is able to give her students solid advice about what they need to know for college because her husband used to teach freshman English at Harvard. One of her goals is to make sure her seniors are well-prepared to take the AP literature test in May. Before coming to Poly this year, Larsen held a variety of teaching positions in and out of LBUSD: she worked for Green Dot and LBUSD working in curriculum development and teacher coaching, but was most recently teaching at Rogers Middle School. Although she’s taught at other schools, according to Larsen, “Once a Jackrabbit always a jackrabbit!” When she isn’t at school, she’s busy with her family, which includes two sons and one daughter.