English Department

Teacher Leader:
Melanie Stultz-Backus    

“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, 1929-2012

Poet of Renown and

Resident of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Galway Kinnell reads on his porch in Sheffield, Vermont
 Department Members:  
Emily Beattie
  Vicki Bronson
  Dana DeWitt
  Lisa Grzyb
  Katie Ivory
  Colleen Kiley
  Jessica Little 

  Mary McGuire
  David Marsters
  Melanie Stultz-Backus
  Addie Thompson
  Brent Crum
  Nan Guilmette
  Laura Mina

English In The News:

The quality of reading comprehension via e-books versus print books

High School Courses:
English 9
English 10                                   

Composition 1                           
Composition 2
Creative Writing 

World Literature

Media Literacy
Society & the Human Condition
American Studies English   
Turn the Page                               
Short Story
Page to Screen
American Studies English
AP English Literature and Composition   

Opportunities for ILOs in literature and writing may be arranged in concert with the Personalized Learning Department. 
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    ...Why do you talk so much
      Robert Frost? One day
      I drove up to Ripton to ask,

      I stayed the whole day
      And never got the chance
      To put the question.

       I drove off at dusk
       Worn out and aching
       In both ears...

Galway Kinnell, from "For Robert Frost"