Dear parents and students,
Welcome to El Capitan High School! I am looking forward to this year with you, helping you grow academically & personally. English 1 Pre-AP is designed to prepare you for future courses and college. We will approach writing as a process while connecting to personal and real-world experiences, expand our vocabulary, learn to analyze a piece of literature, and find books that you enjoy reading!
Students are expected to view this webpage daily for assignments, due dates, supplemental materials, and guidance for anything they may have missed while absent or need more help with. I can be easily contacted through email if further instruction is needed. Students are held responsible and EXPECTED to be in charge of their academic success in this class.
I am beginning my sixth year in the classroom (fourth year at this campus). My BA in English is from Chico State, where I met my husband. It was exciting when he said he was from Merced, as I am from the nearby city of Modesto. I've lived here for 12 years and have two beautiful daughters.
Teaching Pre-AP is my dream job, and I'm incredibly blessed to be a Gaucho. It's going to be a great year!