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Sierra Linda High School
Tolleson Union High School District

English Department

Welcome to the English Department! As part of the English curriculum, students participate in reading, writing, speaking, and expounding on Language Arts principles. Readings include newspapers, novels, textbooks, and selected works.

We assess reading through various means, and we assess writing using the Six Traits method. We give spelling and vocabulary lists throughout the week utilizing the Word of the Day curriculum. Our students independently read novels throughout the semester. We teach grammar as a supplement to the classroom reading and writing.

To get the most out of their experience, students must appear on time with proper materials and be prepared to learn. All students are responsible for reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary assignments on the day due. We will not permit tardy students to enter class, and we don’t give bathroom passes out during the first or last fifteen minutes of class.

English Staff

Patty Anderson
Freshman English, 9-10 Block
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Karen Baltajian
Senior English, A.P. Literature & Composition
Ext. 207070
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Susanna Belanger
Junior English, A.P. Language & Composition
Ext. 207074
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Kristina Erickson
Freshman English, Advanced Sophomore English
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Deanna Franciotti
Freshman English
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Ayesha Hassan
Sophomore English
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Zakia Hussaini
Freshman English, 9-10 Block
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David Marasco
Freshman English, Advanced Freshman English, Senior English
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Alaina Owen
Junior English, Speech & Debate
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Steve Reeser
Sophomore English
Ext. 207066
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Slate Stout
Senior English, Creative Writing
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Sean Tessmer
Junior English
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Janel Vaughan
Freshman English
Room 7071
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