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

Matt Bresler

English Teacher, Technical Theater Coordinator

Rob Davenport

English Teacher, History Teacher

Bill Dunham

Associate Director of College Counseling, English Department Chair

Ralph Fedele ’04

English Teacher

Chris Gillman ’05

Center for Learning Achievement Coordinator

Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris

English Teacher, Sports Information Coordinator

Tarik Smith

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Self-Awareness, English Teacher

Arlene Toscano

English Teacher