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Our English Department is committed to a rigorous course of study. Our goal is to foster critical thinking and a lifelong love of literature and learning. The Sequoia Union High School District English course of study is aligned with the Common Core Standards and Framework. The standards are composed of objectives for each grade level in the areas of language, critical thinking, speaking, writing, listening and reading, all based on the study of significant literature and non-fiction from various cultures and eras. Our English department is committed to teach to the standards. Students must pass four years of English to graduate; all courses are two semesters in duration.

Ninth-grade students are initially placed in classes based on the Gates-McGinitie reading test and teacher recommendations. However, students can remain at a current level or move up a level depending on their work ethic and skill level (as determined by the grade and teacher recommendation in the class)

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Name                           

Subjects

Classroom

Email

Angelone, Maria

Creative Writing, English IV

C-12

mangelone@seq.org

Asanuma, Leia

AS English II, ELA III

G-5

lasanuma@seq.org

Bathauer, Danette

English I, Drama 1, 2, & 3

C-16

dbathauer@seq.org

Burgelin, Keith

English III, ELA II

E-7

kburgelin@seq.org

Burton-Tillson, Cat

English I Intensive, & AVID

F-17

cburton@seq.org

Choe, Susie

AS English II, ELA

G-7

schoe@seq.org

Duarte, Michael

AS English III, English IV

H-4

mduarte@seq.org

Ferreira, Carla

AS English I, ELA II

G-14

cferreira@seq.org

Gerth, Anton

English I, AS English II

P-3

agerth@seq.org

Gill, Lara

English I

G-9

lgill@seq.org

Heyer, Marianna

English II, ELA I

C-14

mheyer@seq.org

Kirkpatrick, Shannon

English III, AP English Comp

H-3

skirkpatrick@seq.org

Kranzler, Tania

English IV, AP English Lit

D-6

tkranzler@seq.org

LaPine, Katelyn

AS English III

C-16, B-22

klapine@seq.org

McBlair, John

AP English Comp, Speech & Debate

G-8

jmcblair@seq.org

Mercer, Laura

English II

B-22

lmercer@seq.org

Moore, Carrie Ruth

English I, AS English I

G-15

cmoore@seq.org

Morgan, Cat

English I, AS English I

G-1

cmorgan@seq.org

Nelson, JP

English I, ELA I

P-2

jpnelson@seq.org

Otsuka, Lisa

Department Head,

AP English Lit, Psychology

C-11

lotsuka@seq.org

Placencia, Elizabeth

AS English III

G-9

eplacencia@seq.org

Presseskey, Lena

English I, AS English II

P-4

lpresseskey@seq.org

Robinson, Mary

English II, AS English I, Academy English II

P-2

marobinson@seq.org

Solomon, Daryl

Academy English III & IV

D-24

dsolomon@seq.org

Strub, Liane

AS English II, AP Art History

C-15

lstrub@seq.org

Todd, Kelly

English I

E-20

ktodd@seq.org

Ventura, Ana

English III

E-23

aventura@seq.org

Vierneisel, Jennifer

English I, AP English Lit

E-7

jvierneisel@seq.org