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2020 Maine South Summer Reading Program

2020 MS Summer Reading Program

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

2020-2021 Maine South English Courses

Department Chair
Matt Parrilli

Administrative Assistant
Rita Antoni

Faculty Members

Name Courses
Johanna Abend AP Language & Composition, English 1 Accelerated
Paul Bellisario English 1 Accelerated, English 3
Jill Braverman AP Literature & Composition, English 2 Accelerated
Julianna Cucci Applied Literacy, English 2 Accelerated
Garrett Fechner Applied Literacy, Literature & Film Study
Carolyn Ford English 1, English 2
Colleen Hatch English 1, English 2, Senior Composition
Sue Hayes English 2, Literacy for College & Careers
Chris Headley AP Literature & Composition, English 3, Literature Seminar
Richard Jones Advanced Composition, English 3
Laura Kirshner English 2 Accelerated, Sports in Literature
Teri Knight AP Language & Composition, English 1
Amy Krukowski AP Literature & Composition, English 3
Jason Marsicano English 1, Literature of Chicago, Sports in Literature
Jim McGowan AP Language & Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism
Sheila Miller AP Language & Composition, English 1 Accelerated
Eve Muir-Wilson Applied Literacy, English 1, Fundamentals of Literacy
Matt Parrilli The Graphic Novel
Darcie Schanou English 2 Accelerated, English 3
Jon Scorza Creative Writing, English 1 Accelerated English 2
Alex Stathakis English 1 Accelerated, Literature of Chicago, Newspaper Practicum
Kevin Stock English 1, Contemporary Authors, Literature & Film Study

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.