Curriculum Leader - Ms. Melissa Tungate - ext. 2233
English Department Aide - Mrs. Helena Barinas - ext. 2357
The English department at the high school offers a comprehensive program focused on meeting the individual needs of the students. This program, at each level 9-12, provides all of the basic English skills fortified with reading and study skills. All courses are college preparatory that incorporate literature, writing, speaking and research skills in a sequenced pattern in grades 9-12. The honors program, culminating with the advanced placement classes on the twelfth grade level, is a rigorous and challenging program designed to develop analytical skills as well as advanced level writing and speaking skills. Students have the option to take the AP exams at the end of the year. Students also have the option to take International Baccalaureate courses, Middle Years Program in ninth and tenth grades and Diploma Program in eleventh and twelfth grades. The IB- DP course is considered a two-year course with multiple assessments throughout the two years, including an exam at the end of twelfth grade.
In addition to the basic English curriculum, the department offers a variety of electives for the further enrichment of the students. These electives include Creative Writing, Speech, Theater, and Multi-media Journalism.
English Department Faculty
Dial 412.833.1600, choose 1 from the menu and enter extension. Name Extension Bossart, Gena 2551 Buccilli, Daniela 2534 Cecelia, Elizabeth 2536 DeWalt, Caty 2662 Duchi, Jianina 2675 Froelich, Keith 2317 Guarnaccio, Christina 2646 Gouker, Giulia 2539 Moeller, Laura 2657 Robbibaro, Emily 2323 Sabram, Tim 2637 Susa, Sarah 2538 Tungate, Melissa 2233 Watson, David 2533 Yochum, Thomas 2629