English & Communications

The major goal of the Department of English and Communication is to assist students in their development as articulate, effective speakers and writers of English, and to foster in them an appreciation of classic and contemporary literature.

Four units of language arts credit are required to complete the language arts requirement. Additional credits may be selected to meet college entrance requirements, career goals, or interests.  In grades nine through eleven, students may choose from a small group of courses which have been designed to respond to a variety of needs of students at each grade level. In addition, students in these grade levels may also concurrently enroll in some electives: journalism, speech, drama, radio, television, and humanities. In twelfth grade, students must elect from a large group of courses, including an Expression course and a Literature course. Students may also elect additional Language Art courses.


Staff

Jena Abrahamsen

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Rebecca Banc

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Dana Briggs

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Chris Bronke

Department Chair, DGN - English & Communications

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Melissa Carlson

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Marissa Charleston

Reading Center Aide, DGN - English & Communications

Maria Georgiou

Secretary, DGN - English & Communications

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Matt Greaney

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Kyle Gullotto

Instructional Aide Specialist, DGN - English & Communications

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Alexa Harris

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Melissa Jacobs

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Michelle Koehler

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Eric Landschoot

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Jeanette Lawler

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Elizabeth Levin

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Christopher McGrath

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Michael Melie

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Britni Mitchell

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Demetrios Pappageorge

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Chloe Penny

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Lauren Schlesinger

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Elaine Simos

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Kathy Smith

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Marjorie Thomas

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Michael Tompkins

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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Farrah Velazquez

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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John Waite

Faculty, DGN - English & Communications

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