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English Department Vision Statement

English courses challenge students to think and read critically and communicate effectively. English teachers foster a love of learning, passion for literature and pride in self-expression.


Francesca Englert Cronan '00, Team Lead

St. Mary's Academy Alumna
BA English, Occidental College
M.Ed., Portland State University

Kirk Ellis

BS Theatre Arts, Portland State University
MA English, Portland State University
M.Ed., Portland State University

Ellie Gilbert

B.S. Secondary Education, Lubbock Christian University
M.Ed., Lewis & Clark College
English Learning Specialist

Anne Hainley

BA Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame
M.Ed., University of Notre Dame

Carrie Housley

BA English, Willamette University
MA English, University of Washington

Sara Salvi '71

St. Mary's Academy Alumna
BA English, University of California Davis
Higher Degree, University of Dublin Trinity College
MAT English and Spanish, Reed College

Mary Maeve Barrett

BA English, Mansfield University
BA Women’s Studies, Mansfield University
Education certification, Mansfield University

Ashley Whitty '02

St. Mary's Academy Alumna
BA English, University of Oregon
MAT Secondary Education in English, Lewis and Clark College
MA English, Portland State University

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Summer 2016 - Reading assignments

English 9 - Integrated summer reading

English 9 - Booklist

English 10 + Honors 10 - Summer reading

AP 11 - Summer reading

English 11 - Research paper books

AP 12 - Summer reading

English 12 - Summer reading