students in class

"The goal of the secondary English Language Arts program is to create literate, thoughtful communicators, capable of controlling language effectively as they negotiate an increasingly complex and information-rich world. Students will refine specific skills and strategies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing and will use these skills and strategies widely as tools for learning and reflection. Exploring a variety of texts, students will understand and appreciate language and literature as catalysts for deep thought and emotion."

- Montgomery County Public Schools Secondary English Philosophy

Summer Reading Assignments 17-18

    6th Grade Summer Reading

    7th Grade Summer Reading

    7th Grade Summer Reading Graphic Organizer

    8th Grade Summer Reading

    8th Grade Summer Reading Graphic Organizer

    ESOL Students Summer Writing


Course Descriptions and Grading Policy

More information


 Staff e-mail addresses and phone numbers are listed in the Staff Directory

  English Department Group Picture 2016-17

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David O'Shell
6th Grade
 Content Specialist

 Cindy Mannix

6th Grade 

Andrew Opie
6th Grade
Team Leade


Chelsea Palmer 

 6th Grade


 John Jackson

  7th Grade  




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      Jamie Goldman



 Nadine Finau

 7th Grade Resource




 Kim Ferguson

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Alisa Dennis
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6th Grade Team Leader



 Diane Sauter

 6th Grade Support  

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