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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.


Anne Hainley, Department Chair |

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

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
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinator

    Kirk Ellis |

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

      Carrie Housley |

      • BA English, Willamette University
      • MA English, University of Washington

        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

        Camille Vincent |

        • BA English and Education Studies, University of Oregon
        • MAT, Lewis and Clark College

        Ben Peterson |

        • BA English and the Classics, University of Oregon
        • MA Classics, University of Oregon

        Marsi Thelin |

        • BA French, University of Oregon
        • MA French, University of California, Santa Barbara