• Ms. E. Cecelia Ms. Elizabeth Cecelia

    English Teacher



    I am a graduate of Duquesne University (B.S. Education, M.A. English). I began teaching at Upper St. Clair high school in 2001. I teach AP Literature & Composition and Honors English 11. 

    Phone: (412) 833-1600 ext. 2536 Email: ececelia@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Courses Taught:

    "In the AP English Literature and Composition course, students devote themselves to the study of literary works written in–or translated into–English. Careful reading and critical analysis of such works of fiction, drama, and poetry, provide rich opportunities for students to develop an appreciation of ways literature reflects and comments on a range of experiences, institutions, and social structures. Students will examine the choices literary writers make and the techniques they utilize to achieve purposes and generate meanings. Students will learn the knowledge and skills colleges and universities typically expect students to demonstrate in order to receive credit for an introductory college literature course and placement into a higher-level literature course." –AP English Literature and Composition Course and Exam Description 

    Students are prepared to take the AP Literature and Composition exam in May, and may–upon successful completion–earn college credit. While the exam is at the heart of the course, it is not its spirit or lifeblood. Creativity and analytical thinking skills drive this yearlong course.  


    Honors English 11 involves a thematic study of classic and contemporary American Literature. Students will study a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and/or drama within each thematic unit. The course promotes critical reading and thinking skills, vocabulary development, discussion, writing skills, and research. Students have the opportunity to refine their research skills for both literary and nonliterary projects. A supplemental reading program affords students the ability to expand their knowledge of American literature beyond the scope of the core curriculum. 

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