• Tungate, M.Melissa Tungate

    English Teacher
    HS English Curriculum Leader


    I am a graduate of Miami University of Ohio with an undergraduate degree in English Education and have earned a master's degree in Communication and a master's degree in School Administration from Duquesne University. I began teaching at Upper St. Clair in the fall of 1998 and have been at the high school since the fall of 1999. I became the HS English Curriculum Leader in the fall of 2006.

    Phone: 412-833-1600 ext 2233 Email: mctungate@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Courses Taught:



    The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative skills.  Students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects on non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, organized around a variety of guiding themes.  Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments.  Students may opt to take the AP Language Exam in May and, upon earning a passing score, may receive college credit for the course.

    For more information…https://youtu.be/Aa770S11eFA


    136 SPEECH 


    This elective is available to all students in grades 9-12 and offers students an opportunity to develop mastery, poise, and style in both formal and informal speaking situations. The course includes a variety of speaking experiences designed to develop each student’s abilities to prepare, to deliver, and to evaluate a variety of speech types, including informative and argumentative. Students will also practice using presentation software as an effective tool to complement their speeches.

    For more information… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG0Ny_AyKsc&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

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