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2022 Maine South Summer Reading Program

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2022 Maine South Summer Reading Program


To see the English Department Flow Chart and learn about all of our English courses, click on the link below.

English Department Courses – 2022-2023

English Department Courses – 2023-2024



Department Chair
Julianna Cucci

Administrative Assistant
Marie Lang

Faculty Members

Name Courses
Johanna Abend AP Language & Composition, English 1 Accelerated
Paul Bellisario AP Literature & Composition
Jill Braverman AP Literature & Composition, English 2 Accelerated
Robert Brown English 2, The Graphic Novel
Julianna Cucci Applied Literature
Garrett Fechner Applied Literature, Literature & Film Study
Carolyn Ford English 2, English 2 Accelerated
Colleen Hatch English 1, English 2
Chris Headley AP Literature & Composition, English 3, Literature Seminar
Richard Jones Composition 1, English 3, AP English Literature & Composition, Yearbook
Laura Kirshner English 2 Accelerated, Sports in Literature
Teri Knight AP Language & Composition, English 1
Jason Marsicano English 1, Literature of Chicago, Sports in Literature
Jim McGowan AP Language & Composition, English 3, Yearbook
Sheila Miller AP Language & Composition, English 1 Accelerated
Eve Muir-Wilson Applied Literacy,  Fundamentals of Literacy
Zanfina Muja English 1, Literature for College & Careers
Megan Palm English 2 Accelerated
Darcie Schanou AP English Literature & Composition, English 2 Accelerated
Jon Scorza English 1 Accelerated, English 2
Gustavo Segovia English 1
Alex Stathakis English 1 Accelerated, Newspaper Practicum, Southwords, Journalism
Kevin Stock Creative Writing, English 3,  Composition 1 Extended

Department Information
Engagement as a citizen, in a career, and as a lifelong learner, requires strong literacy skills, and English classes provide a deep foundation for students with reading, writing, listening, and speaking. English classes range from focusing on reading and understanding fiction and non-fiction text, conducting original research, and writing and speaking for a variety of audiences. Additionally, there are a number of courses that offer college credit as part of successful course completion through both Advanced Placement tests as well as through dual-credit with Oakton Community College.

The major goals of English classes are that students will be able, at various levels of skill development to…

  • read with understanding and fluency
  • understand the expressed meaning in literature representative of various societies, eras, and ideas
  • write in order to communicate for a variety of purposes
  • listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations
  • use reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to research and apply information for specific purposes.

Regardless of the course selected, students will have experiences leading them to the successful accomplishment of these five goals.