English

Knox English classes give students the opportunity to read widely, think deeply, and communicate clearly. In every English classroom, you will find our students actively engaged in writing responses to a text, as well as vigorously discussing the nuances of what they read in terms of literary elements and personal connections. It is here that students learn how to listen respectfully to different opinions, as well as to express their own perspectives with clarity and logic. Throughout all Knox English courses, students are taught to support their written and spoken arguments with convincing evidence. The development of a strong and disciplined mind is the best way we can prepare our students for the rigors of college as well as the challenges they will face beyond higher education.



Honors English Designation (9-12)
Students who are interested in further challenging themselves and earning Honors credit may enroll in an English course with Honors Designation. The assignments demand deeper academic work and additional readings related to the material within the course curriculum. Students must maintain a grade of 85% or above to remain in Honors.

Our Faculty

James Malpino

James Malpino

Titles: English Teacher
Melissa Mortimer

Melissa Mortimer

Titles: English Teacher
Donna Pergola

Donna Pergola

Titles: Chair, English Department, English Teacher, Psychology and Legal Studies Teacher, Director of College Counseling
Andrew Wagner

Andrew Wagner

Titles: Chair of Visual & Performing Arts, Theatre & English Teacher