Spotswood High School
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FACULTY AND STAFF
Front row: Renée Miller Lapp, Jennifer Horowitz, Janie Thames
Back row: Barbara Bean, Dave Scott, Mary Claire Pedagno, Brian Baker, Sharlene Schoenhardt
Renée Miller Lapp - Department Chair, English 10, Teachers for Tomorrow
Brian Baker - English 10, English 10 Advanced
Barbara Bean - English 12, English 12 Honors, AP English 12
Jennifer Horowitz - English 11, English 12
Samantha Jones - English 9, English 10
Mary Claire Pedagno - English 9, Reading
Sharlene Schoenhardt - English 9, Photojournalism, Yearbook, Creative Writing
Janie Thames - English 9, English 12
Our mission in the SHS English Department is, first and foremost, to develop lifelong readers and competent writers. All English classes at Spotswood High School emphasize reading and writing and all have excellent records in preparing students for today’s high stakes testing.
As a department, we are committed to providing maximum assistance to our students as they strive for success both in the classroom and on standardized tests. All English teachers are available to their students for extra help on classroom assignments each Wednesday afternoon from 3:00-3:30. In addition, tutoring is available Thursday morning at 7:30. Please see your English teacher for assistance.
Though plagiarism is not a problem unique to our academic department, it is an issue we deal with on a more regular basis than most. Plagiarism is cheating and violations are punishable under the provisions of the Spotswood High School Honor Code.