The English Department’s goals are to ensure that each student graduates with the ability to think critically, write effectively, analyze a text thoughtfully, present information well through a variety of methods, and synthesize information. To that end, students read challenging, insightful texts, develop their skill at both analyzing and writing, collaborate with each other on presentations and projects, and enhance their public speaking skills. While vocabulary, grammar, and close readings are critical elements of each individual course, thinking critically about what is being examined is paramount. Whether a student is in an Advanced Placement course or a lower section, teachers are focused on designing a curriculum that prepares him for success in college and beyond.

English Courses

Meet the English Department

Adam Bendon

English Teacher

Rob Davenport

English Teacher, History Teacher

Bill Dunham

Associate Director of College Counseling, English Department Chair, English Teacher

John Ericson

English Teacher

Chris Gillman

Center for Learning Achievement Director, English Teacher

Nate Lynn

English Teacher

Liz Moore

English Teacher

Tarik Smith

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Self-Awareness (DEISA), English Teacher

Arlene Toscano

English Teacher, LEAD Teacher