Welcome to the English Department!
Four units (equivalent to four years or eight semesters) of college-preparatory English composition and literature required, integrating:
- Extensive reading of classic and modern literature and content-rich works of non-fiction
- Frequent writing, from brainstorming to final paper
- Practice listening and speaking with different audiences.
More information: A-G Guide
Dr. Mary Stevens
AP Capstone Research, AP English Literature, and English 2 Honors Puente
B.A. English, UCSB; M.A.Ed. Teaching & Learning and Secondary Teaching Credential, Point Loma Nazarene University; Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies, USC.
Favorite quote: "This above all, to thine own self be true." -Shakespeare, “Hamlet”
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
W. Richard Boling
AP English Language, AP American Government, and AP Macroeconomics
B.A. cum laude Harvard University in English & Economics (minor), M.A. Vermont College in English
Favorite quotes: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” -Albert Einstein. “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that ain’t so." -Mark Twain
Favorite books: Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes, and The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Math 3, Math 4, English 3, English 4, and Middle School Academic Assistance
Dip. in Mild to Moderate Disabilities Special Education, Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College; B. Ed (Primary Education Major). International University of the Caribbean
Favorite quote: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” -Norman Vincent Peale
Favourite books: All Stephen King material and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
English 2 and English 3
BA in English and Minor in Education from Roanoke College, M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from Concordia University: Irvine
Favorite quote: “Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” -Adrienne Rich
Favorite books: The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fences by August Wilson, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
BA Scripps College; MA University of La Verne
Favorite quote: “Mischief managed!”-Harry Potter series
Favorite book: Too many to pick!
English 7 and English 7 Honors
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Earned his B.A. in English at UC, Santa Barbara, where he was Vice President of Poets’ Club and Founder of Poetry in Performance. At UCSB, he helped create its first poetry slam team to compete at Collegiate Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). He earned his Teaching Credential at CSULA.
Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) and English 2
B.A. English, UC Irvine; M.A. Secondary Education, Loyola
Favorite quote: “I’m starting to think it might be harder to be a good man than a great man.” -Randall Pearson
Favorite books: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
English 2 Honors, English 8, and English Language Development (ELD) 9-12
B.A. English, UCLA; M.A. Education & Secondary Teaching Credential, UC
Favorite quote: “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” -Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter Favorite books: The Dispossessed by Le Guin, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Remote Learning: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcrasv9ABbchvjYsGWV8fZQ
English 8 and English 8 Honors
B.A. English, Sonoma State University; Secondary Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University, Clear Credential UCSD
Favorite quote: “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” - Bill Mollison
Favorite books: East of Eden by John Steinbeck and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Math 6, English 7, English 8, and Middle School Academic Assistance
B.A. Loyola Marymount University
English 1 and English 2 Honors
B.A. English, CSU Fullerton; Secondary Teaching Credential, CSU San Bernardino
Favorite quote: "That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun."
Favorite books: White Noise by Don DeLillo and Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
AP English Language, English 2 and English 2H
Earned his Teaching Credential - from Cal State Los Angeles.