Welcome to
Nashoba Regional High School's
English Department



Mrs. Maura Bailey

B.A. English and Secondary Education- Trinity College

2014 - 2015 ClassesSpeech & 12th Elective, ACC & CP American Literature

Email: mbailey@nrsd.net

Classroom: 253

"Nashoba News" Advisor


Mr. Quintin Burks

2014 - 2015 Classes: HON & ACC English 9, ACC Seniors

Bachelor's of Science in English Literature and Secondary Education - Fitchburg State University

Classroom: 204

Magic Club Advisor


Mrs. Jacquie Carter (Dept Head)

Masters of Teaching English - Fitchburg State University

B. A. English - UMASS Amherst & Fitchburg State University

2014 -  2015 Classes: ACC 12 - CP 9 and Journalism 2

Email: jcarter@nrsd.net

Desk: English Office room 221 

"Nashoba News" Co- Advisor


Mrs. Kim Earley 

M.A.  English - Fitchburg State University 

B.A. English - Saint Anselm College

2014 - 2015 Classes: HON English 9, CP & ACC American Literature  

Email: kearley@nrsd.net

Classroom: 215

2017 Freshmen Class Advisor


Ms. Melissa Foley 

Masters of Education - American International College

BA and BS - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

2014 -2015 Classes: HON 10, ACC 12, Community Partnerships
Room 205

Green Team Advisor


Mrs. Kristin Hera

Master of Arts in Teaching - Tufts University

Master of Arts, English Literature - Stanford University

B.A. English Literature, Concentration in Creative Writing-Poetry - Colby College     

2013-2014 Classes: 

Email: khera@nrsd.net

2014 - 2015 Classes: HON 10, ACC 10

Classroom: 206 & 221

Gay, Straight Alliance (GSA) Club Advisor


Mrs. Michelle Hoover

M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction – Villanova University

B.S. Biology/English- Juniata College

2014-2015 Classes: ACC 10, ACC 9, ACC 12

Email: mhoover@nrsd.net

Room 206

Student Council Advisor 

Virtual High School Site Coordinator


Mr. Steve Kendall

M.Ed. Curriculum - Cambridge College

B.S Professional Writing and Communications – Fitchburg State University

2013-2014 Classes: ACC & CP English 10, ACC 12, & Journalism 1

Email: skendall@nrsd.net

Classroom: 213

Hockey Coach 

Softball Coach


Mrs. Pam Lowe

Master of Arts in Teaching, Northwestern University

B.A. in English and Psychology, Wellesley College

2013-2014 Classes:  HON American Literature, ACC 9, ACC 12

Email: plowe@nrsd.net

Classroom: 211

Existential Textiles (Knitting) Club 


Mrs. Jennifer Panarelli

M.Ed. Secondary Education, UMass Boston

B.A. English, University of Hawaii

2014 - 2015 Classes: CP English 9, AP Senior English

Email: jpanarelli@nrsd.net

Classroom: 251


Ms. Kimberly-Ann Rocha

M.A. - English, Clark University

B.A. - English & Communications, Stonehill College

2014 - 2015 Classes:  HON & ACC 12, ACC American Literature

Email: krocha@nrsd.net

Classroom: 253

National Honors Society Advisor


Mrs. Loretta Williams

M.A. - Liberal Arts, Concentration in American Literature,

Harvard University

B.A. - English and Education, Caldwell College

2013-2014 Classes: HON English 10, ACC Senior English

Email: lwilliams@nrsd.net

Classroom: 209 


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2014 Summer Reading 

Read one (or more) book from this list of recommended titles. Information about each book can
be found by clicking on the titles below.  Fill out the online form with your name, grade, book 
title and author and write a few sentences about why you liked (or didn’t like) the book you 
chose. Be specific! Your name will be entered in a drawing to win a free burrito from Chipotle or 
a free ice cream cone from Kimball’s! Online forms should be completed by September 2, 2014 
Note: These are recommended by the NRHS library staff, the English teachers and other NRHS 
faculty… if you find a title you would rather read, that is fine. 
Book List:
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray   David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell 
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell   
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson 
Ship breaker  by Paolo Bacigalupi  
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 
 Reality Boy by A. S. King 
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys 
 The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson 
Million Dollar Throw by  Mike Lupica  
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 
Basketball Junkie  By Chris Herren and Bill Reynold  
Divergent by Veronica Roth 
Sorta Like a Rock Star  by Matthew Quick  Kick Me by Paul Feig 
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick 
 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 
Boy 21 by Matthew Quick  
The Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins Darius and Twig by Walter Dean Myers  
Code Name Verity By Elizabeth Wein
Going Bovine by Libba Bray Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork 
The Diviners by Libba Bray 
 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle By David Wroblewski 
Everyday by David Levithan  
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman 
Unwind by Neal Shusterman  
Stitches a memoir by David Small  (graphic novel) 
 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
 Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 
The Truth about Forever  by Sarah Dessen   
 Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr   
Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty 
  The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh 
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 
 Final Four by Paul Volponi  
Graceling by Kristin Cashore   
Enclave by Ann Aguirre