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Department Chair
Dr. Tim Pappageorge

Liana Bracker
Chris Brassell
Matt Ellefson
Brian Getz
Dan Gonzalez
Charles Gray
Jenny Gustavson
Margie Hiselman
Ryan Klatt
Seth MacLowry
Kristen Marshall

Laurie McGowan
Zanfina Rrahmani
Todd Ruder
Gus Segovia
Jennifer Struebing
Anthony Tavano
Joel Walsh
Teacher Assistants:
Angelica Corbett

Emily DeLeon

Bridgette Dunne

Leila Noelle

Kyle Pratt



Department Information
Engagement as a citizen, in a career, and as a lifelong learner, requires strong literacy skills, and English classes provide a deep foundation for students with reading, writing, listening, and speaking. English classes range from focusing on reading and understanding fiction and non-fiction text, conducting original research, and writing and speaking for a variety of audiences. Additionally, there are a number of courses that offer college credit as part of successful course completion through both Advanced Placement tests as well as through dual-credit with Oakton Community College.

The major goals of English classes are that students will be able, at various levels of skill development to…

  • read with understanding and fluency
  • understand the expressed meaning in literature representative of various societies, eras, and ideas
  • write in order to communicate for a variety of purposes
  • listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations
  • use reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to research and apply information for specific purposes.

Regardless of the course selected, students will have experiences leading them to the successful accomplishment of these five goals.