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The English department discusses the curriculum with Pecola from The Bluest Eye in the background.

Dear English department

Jade Harris, Assistant Opinion Editor December 1, 2022

English class is a chance to explore unknown worlds and step into the minds of characters with different experiences and backgrounds. Whether these stories are hilarious, uplifting or heartbreaking, they...

Stone-cutters hosts first virtual workshop of the year

Daphne Davies February 22, 2021

Stone-Cutters literary magazine hosted its first writing workshop of the year Feb. 21, inviting students of all styles and levels of writing experience to read and write via Zoom. The workshop was led...

English Department adjusts curriculum

Tessa Augsberger October 14, 2020

In accordance with schoolwide efforts to integrate anti-racist education across academic disciplines, the Upper School English department revised its curriculum for the 2020-21 school year. The department...

Amanda Foushee joins English department

Marina Nascimento August 29, 2019

Amanda Foushee recently joined the English Department to teach English II and Advanced Placement English Literature: Good Grief to sophomores and seniors, respectively. Previously, Foushee worked at various...

Students participate in Earth Day beach cleanup

Casey Kim April 28, 2018

The Environmental Club and the English department teamed up and traveled to Santa Monica Beach on Saturday to participate in its first beach cleanup. The cleanup was organized in collaboration with Heal...

English teacher Jenna Dillon-Gasparino. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

Jenna Dillon-Gasparino: English

Sofia Heller August 31, 2016

Jenna Dillon-Gasparino is teaching English III: Living America as a part-time teacher this year, leading two class periods. Dillon-Gasparino said she was eager to meet her students and hopes she can help...

English department offers new essay options

Carly Berger November 13, 2013

For the first time, students in both junior English courses and Advanced Placement English Literature have the option to write essays based on an alternative prompt.  As a response to the English Department’s...

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