Discover your voice through the study of literature, communication, thought, and perspective.

The faculty in the English Department are passionate for literature and their commitment to facilitating student growth in communication skills, development of voice, and independent thought.

The curriculum spans centuries and continents to provide students with an awareness of how their own historical and cultural perspective is shaped. The vicarious experience literature offers encourages the development of compassion, while the process of writing helps students develop reasoning skills so that they may become confident participants in shaping the future of their communities.-Kate timberlake, english department chair

featured class: Monsters & misfits

In Monsters & Misfits, students concentrate on examining the nature of our fears and how monsters and misfits come to symbolize cultural anxieties. Students apply cultural theory to examine and identify classical literary misfits and monsters and their manifestations in the 21st century through research, writing and critical cultural analysis of film and literature.

Presenting a thesis statement in Honor Senior English

Honors Sophomore English absolutely opened my eyes to a world I’ve never seen. I can’t thank my teacher enough. 

sophia merrifield '19

English Courses

English Faculty

Barbara Barklow

English Teacher

Heidi Brewer

English Teacher, Residential Life Parent

Jill Buchanan

English Teacher

Katie Buttarazzi

Arts and English Teacher

Caryn Ford

English Teacher

Amy Glidden

English Teacher, 504 Coordinator

Karen Laverriere

Middle School ELA Teacher

Alex Mitchell

English Teacher

Dawn Pendergrass

English Teacher and Department Chair, Curriculum Coordinator

Elizabeth Sampson

English Teacher

Lauren Sonneborn

English Teacher, JV Softball Coach

Krystin True

English Teacher

Ed Whiting

Middle School ELA Teacher
students work in ap literature