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EL MONTE HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

English Department Content Specialist/Department Chair

 Alyssa Wright

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English Department

Anchia, Diana (626) 444-7701 ex.1017 Teacher
Arias, Daisy (626) 444-7701 ex.1101 English Teacher
Attrill, Alexander (626) 258-5119 ex.1019 Teacher
Barton, John (626) 444-7701 ex.1029 Teacher
Barton, Jorane (626) 444-7701 ex.1015 Teacher
Cho, Nari (626) 258-5149 Teacher
Hamilton, Kelly ex.1204 2P English Teacher
Maher, Sean (626) 444-7701 ex.1132 English and AVID Teacher
Mendoza, Alfred (626) 444-7701 ex.1015 Teacher
Ochoa, Ana ex.1108 English and AP Language Teacher
Olsen, Cory (626) 444-7701 ex.1205 English Teacher
Ramirez-Sao, Martha (626) 444-7701 ex.1109 Teacher
Righetti-Inactive, Elizabeth (626) 258-5180 Teacher
Steimer, Michael (626) 258-5120 ex.1020 Teacher
Venegas, Karen (626) 444-7701 ex.1104 English Teacher and AVID Teacher; English 1P Course Lead
Wong, Diane (626) 444-7701 ex.1021 English/Drama Teacher
Wright, Alyssa (626) 444-7701 ex.1206 Teacher

English 4p Course Description

English 4P focuses on a historical approach to the study of British and World Literature and the continued development of student skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course is college preparatory with the curriculum based on the CA Common Core State Standards. The course incorporates various genres found in literature: short stories, novels, drama, poetry and non- fiction. 

English 4p Team

Course Lead: Diane Wong

4p Teachers

Diane Wong

Alyssa Wright

Elaine Boyd

Michael Steimer

John Barton (ERWC)

Nari Bernthal (AP)

Sean Maher (AP)

English 3p Course Description

English 3p focuses on a historical approach tot he study of American literature and the continued development of student skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course is college preparatory, with the curriculum based on the CA Common Core State Standards. The course incorporates the various genres found in literature: short stories, novels, drama, poetry and nonfiction. 

English 3p Team

Course Lead: Ana Ochoa

3p Teachers

Ana Ochoa (AP)

Alex Attrill

Elizabeth Righetti

English 2p Course Description

English 2p is designed to continue the development of student skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course is college preparatory with the curriculum based on the CA Common Core Standards. The course incorporates the various genres found in literature: short stories, novels, drama, poetry and non-fiction. 

English 2p Team

Course Lead: Kelly Hamilton

2p Teachers

Kelly Hamilton

Alyssa Wright

Nari Bernthal

Cory Olsen

Daisy Arias

Elizabeth Righetti (ACC)

English 1p Course Description

Englsih 1p is designed to continue the development of students skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course is college preparatory, with the curriculum bases on CA Common Core Standards. The course incorporates the various genres found in literature:short stories, novels, drama, poetry and non -fiction.

English 1p Team

Course Lead: Karen Venegas

1p Teachers

Karen Venegas

Daisy Arias

Diana Anchia (ACC)

Elaine Boyd

 

A-G Requirements (Classes, you have to take to go to Cal State/ UC)

  • History/social science (“a”) – Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of  American government or civics.
  • English (“b”) – Four years of college preparatory English that includes frequent and regular writing, reading of classic and modern literature, and practice listening and speaking.
  • Mathematics (“c”) – Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
  • Laboratory science (“d”) – Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • College-preparatory elective (“g”) – One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely for use as “g” electives.
 

Read 180/ English Intensive Team

Contact: Daisy Arias

English Intensive

Daisy Arias

Diane Wong

Ana Ieng

Read 180

Michael Steimer

 

ELD & English Trans Team

Contact: Ana Ieng & Martha Ramirez

ELD

Ana Ieng

Michael Steimer

English Trans

Martha Ramiez

AVID TEAM

AVID Coordinator: Nari Bernthal

AVID Teachers

Nari Bernthal

Sean Maher

Martha Ramirez

Karen Venegas

Journalism

Sean Maher

Drama

Diane Wong