English

Mission

The mission of the MHS English Department is to promote literacy--specifically the ability to read, write, and think critically. This mission includes the fostering of such technological literacy as information retrieval, research, and communication. As a faculty, we read, research, interpret, discuss, and write-the customary practices of our discipline. We train students to communicate effectively and to apply to all writing the critical and analytical skills learned in the study of literature. Yet we also know that our students must appreciate from within how literature captures and moves us. That's why, in addition to offering rigorous training in the analysis of texts, we ask students to make a connection with literature by composing their own critical and creative works. In this way students develop an analytical and imaginative relationship with literature that continues long after their graduation.

Courses

  • English 1
  • English 1 Pre AP
  • English 2
  • English 2 Pre AP
  • English 3
  • English 3 AP English Language & Composition
  • English 4 CSU Expository Read & Write
  • English 4 AP Literature & Composition

For specific course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Ellen Chiesa

Ellen Chiesa

Teacher
Allison Jones Norton

Allison Jones Norton

Teacher
John Long

John Long

Teacher
James McElroy

James McElroy

Teacher
Danyelle Morton

Danyelle Morton

Teacher
Kassie Mua

Kassie Mua

Teacher
Karen Sizemore

Karen Sizemore

Teacher
Denice Weaver

Denice Weaver

Teacher
John Wendel

John Wendel

Teacher
Erin Williams

Erin Williams

Teacher