English 11, American Literature
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Greetings from the English Classroom
My name is Melanie Buckley; I look forward to working with you this school year. I have twenty + years of teaching experience at the secondary level. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in English Education at the University of Delaware. Furthermore, I earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech). I taught English in Wilmington, DE and Manassas Park, VA—before I helped to open Heritage High School.
Davinelle Woodson will serve as the co-teacher, learning specialist, in some of the English 11 classes. Davinelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Norfolk State University. Furthermore, she is working to earn her Master’s Degree in Education at George Mason University. Ms. Woodson is a native of Leesburg, Virginia and even attended and graduated from Heritage High School! This is her first year teaching English and her first year teaching in high school. She is thrilled to be back and excited to be working with your student.
Jennifer Ford will serve as the co-teacher, learning specialist, in some of the English 11 classes. Jennifer Ford earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from George Mason University. Furthermore, she earned her Master’s Degree in Education at George Mason University. Jennifer earned an English Language Learner Certificate from George Washington University. She also teaches math at Heritage High School. She is excited to collaborate with your students!
I, Melanie Buckley, have enjoyed watching the students learn and develop a sense of community at Heritage. My concentration as a Reading Specialist and English teacher allows me to better serve my students. Their success is at the forefront of our agenda! I currently teach English 11 and Advanced Placement Language and Composition. In addition, I serve as an adjunct instructor in the Humanities Department at Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus. I sometimes teach a freshmen English composition course two nights each week—thus maintaining my pulse on the rigors and expectations at the college level.
In an effort to build a sense of community, please email me if you wish to provide any additional guidance about your role in English.
Welcome to American Literature
Students will develop their reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. In English 11, students will take the End of Course Writing SOL (March) and End of Course Reading SOL (May). Students will pass BOTH exams in order to graduate. LCPS requires juniors write a 3-5 page persuasive research paper.