English

The English program incorporates an appreciation for all literary genres and a working knowledge and appreciation of literary devices, vocabulary, and grammar.

Works that have influenced the Western literary tradition are prominent; the program also offers consistent examination of ethnic, racial, gender, and cultural diversity in both Western and non-Western texts.

Common to all grade levels is a specific approach to the study of literature that fosters careful analysis and artfully substantiated interpretation in both written and oral discussion.  Skills that focus on critical and creative thinking, study and test-taking, the successful communication of ideas, the efficient use of literary resources, and effective public speaking both enable a student to achieve success in the study of literature and language and facilitate learning over a lifetime.

In order to earn the MacDuffie diploma, students must successfully complete the study of English in each of their Upper School years.

Faculty

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Zachary Del Nero
Zachary Del Nero English Teacher

BA, UMass
ME, UMass

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Zachary Del Nero English Teacher

BA, UMass
ME, UMass

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Dawn LaRochelle
Dawn LaRochelle ELL TeacherEnglish Teacher

BA, Duke University
JD, Harvard Law School
ME, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Dawn LaRochelle ELL TeacherEnglish Teacher

BA, Duke University
JD, Harvard Law School
ME, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Bill Morris
Bill Morris College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BA, University of New Hampshire
ME, Boston University

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Bill Morris College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BA, University of New Hampshire
ME, Boston University

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Jessica Panico
Jessica Panico Residential AdvisorEnglish TeacherMagnolia Advisor; Crew Coach; Swimming Coach

BA, Vassar College
MA, Simmons College

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Jessica Panico Residential AdvisorEnglish TeacherMagnolia Advisor; Crew Coach; Swimming Coach

BA, Vassar College
MA, Simmons College

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Alun Polga
Alun Polga Dean of StudentsEnglish Teacher

BA, Carleton College
MFA, University of Miami

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Alun Polga Dean of StudentsEnglish Teacher

BA, Carleton College
MFA, University of Miami

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Meaghan Quinn
Meaghan Quinn English TeacherEnglish Department Chair

BA, Hollins University

MFA, Bennington College

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Meaghan Quinn English TeacherEnglish Department Chair

BA, Hollins University

MFA, Bennington College

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Jennifer Rogers
Jennifer Rogers College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BS, University of Rhode Island
ME, Boston University

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Jennifer Rogers College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BS, University of Rhode Island
ME, Boston University

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Carol Tomkiel
Carol Tomkiel English Teacher

BA, Dartmouth College
MA, Georgetown University

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Carol Tomkiel English Teacher

BA, Dartmouth College
MA, Georgetown University