BFUHS English Department

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Katy Emond After graduating from Brattleboro Union High School, Mrs. Emond went on tour with the Young Americans, a musical performance outreach group based in southern California.  She studied massage therapy in Pria da Luz Portugal before pursing her Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in secondary education.  She graduated from Salem State College after a semester abroad.   Mrs. Emond  received her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Keene State College.  She is the coach of the BFUHS Drama Club and has served as an English’s Department representative to the BFUHS Freshman Academy Team.

Holly Falzo, Language Departments Coordinator- Mrs. Falzo, a graduate of BFUHS and life-long resident of the community, returned to BFUHS in 1986 to teach English.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary English from Trinity College of Vermont, as well as a Masters of Arts for Teachers of English and other credits from Keene State College.    Mrs. Falzo presently serves as the coordinator of the Language Departments and the BFUHS Committee Chair of the Elks Student of the Month Committee.  In her “free time” she is an adjunct faculty member at Keene State College.  Much to Mrs. Falzo’s surprise, she was named the UVM 2008 High School Teacher of the Year for Windham Northeast Supervisory Union. After thirty years of teaching, although still serving as BFUHS Language Coordinator, Mrs. Falzo has moved into the  Alternate Education Program.

Kim Wells-  Mrs. Wells graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, VT , received her BA in English  from  Saint Lawrence University in NY, and she is currently working on a Social Studies license endorsement through Southern New Hampshire University as well as a Master's in Curriculum & Instruction  with a specialization in reading through the University of Vermont. She participated in multiple varsity sports in high school and continued at the collegiate level as an indoor and outdoor track & field thrower.  She has coached numerous sports and has  managed her parent’s blueberry farm for a number of  years.  Previously to working at BFUHS, Miss Lunna  worked as a paraeducator and the yearbook adviser at Vergennes Union High School.    She enjoys photography and sketching portraits in her spare time, and she loves four wheeling and snowmobiling. She and her energetic dog enjoy spending time outside.

Judy Palmer-GuestMs. Palmer-Guest has been teaching for  over 20 years; this is her eleventh  year at BFUHS. She earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Communication and Drama at Emerson College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in English and Multicultural Education from the School for International Training. She has had many opportunities to teach and study among diverse settings and abroad. She has studied and traveled throughout the Netherlands and Europe, in Southern Mexico and in Ecuador and Peru. She strives to expose students to the world around them, thus encouraging them to share their own life experiences and explore the diverse cultures of the world through travel.  Not only is Ms. Palmer Guest a committed teacher, she is also a committed wife and mother of two children.

Linda Prinsen-  Mrs. Prinsen, a Special Educator at BFUHS, co-teaches the English Enrichment class, and therefore, she is considered an honorary member of the English Department. Mrs. Prinsen  earned a B.S. and M.Ed. from Northeastern University in Boston and has specialized in reading instruction.  She has served as a mentor for new teachers to BFUHS and is a member of the BFUHS Freshman Academy.  She has also participated as a visiting team member to several other high schools in the accreditation process by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  Her hobbies and interests include hiking, gardening, reading, and sewing.

Tiffany Tobin- Mrs. Tobin has been teaching English at BFUHS since 1997.  She has taught a variety of courses and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for literature and writing with her students.  She earned her BA at St. Bonaventure University with a double major in English and Secondary Education and her M.Ed. in Reading Instruction at the  College of St. Joseph.  In addition, she has taken several graduate classes focusing on specific authors and poets.  She serves as a mentor for new teachers to WNESU and  Co-Chair of the WNESU Licensing Board.   Her interests include reading, traveling, enjoying the outdoors  and spending time with her family.

Honors Summer Assignments: 
If you have any questions about the Honors Assignments, please contact the teacher whose name is listed next to the class.  
Honors English 9- Mrs. Palmer-Guest  & Mrs. Emond                                
Honors English 10- Mrs. Emond                               
Honors British Literature- Mrs. Tobin      
Advanced Placement English- Mrs. Palmer-Guest                                                                                                                           
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