English

Why We Enjoy Teaching English at St. X

Open house slide show
English Overview

Teacher / Student Perspective Podcast

English Podcast

Writing Center Tutoring Program

Writing Center Pencil

Courses offered:

  • English I, II, III (Honors available)
  • American Authors
  • American Film
  • American Gothic Literature
  • Contemporary Short Story
  • Creative Encounters with Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • Global Perspectives
  • Independent Study in English
  • Oral Communication
  • Other Voices of American Literature
  • Science Fiction
  • Studies in Shakespeare
  • Woods and Waters
  • World Literature

Mission Statement

The English Department promotes the rigorous study and thoughtful enjoyment of literature, texts, and imaginative expression as vehicles for understanding and articulating the complexity of human experience.  We strive to create life-long readers, writers, and speakers able to think creatively, critically, and actively, acting in accordance with our Jesuit mission.

English Faculty

Henry Ahrens

Department Head, English Teacher

Elizabeth Armor

English Teacher

Rajan Berkuchel

English Teacher

Steven Bleh

English Teacher, Fishing Club Moderator

Therese Bower

English Teacher

Sean Cahill

English Teacher, Blueprint Moderator

Regina Chambers

English Teacher, Reading Tutor, Young Liberals Club Moderator

Jacob Federle

English Teacher

Elizabeth Heile

English Teacher, Young Writers Forum Moderator

Henry McDonald

English Teacher

Timothy McDonald

Oral Communications Teacher, Entrepreneurship Teacher, Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Timothy Reisert

English Teacher, Expressions Moderator, Guitar Club Moderator

Alison Roberson

English Teacher, Quiz Team Moderator

James Schurrer

Dean of Faculty, English Teacher, Cross Country Coach

Andrew Wietmarschen

Integrated Language Arts Teacher, Cross Country Coach, Track and Field Coach

Heather Wood

English Teacher