English

The English Department focuses on building and refining skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We strive to inspire and guide students to become creative and critical thinkers, independent learners, conscientious communicators and joyful lovers of literature. Students read for enlightenment and for pleasure. The curriculum — created around guiding essential questions — is designed to develop students’ ability to read with enthusiasm, discrimination and curiosity; to engage students in the exploration of literary works from a variety of periods, global perspectives and genres; to cultivate imaginative, clear, accurate and effective expression; and to foster sensitivity to the structure and function of language. Lively discussions, public speaking, research, writing, engagement with technology and collaborative endeavors prepare students for higher education, global citizenship and a “fully realized life” (Johnson and Arp).

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Meet the Department

List of 13 members.

  • Photo of Erin Hennessy

    Ms. Erin Hennessy 

    Department Chair / MS/US English / MS Diversity and Inclusion Liaison
    Bio
  • Photo of Amanda Berry

    Dr. Amanda Berry 

    MS English
    Bio
  • Photo of Lisa Cohen

    Ms. Lisa Cohen 

    US English
    Bio
  • Photo of Jennifer Dwyer

    Ms. Jennifer Dwyer 

    US English
    Bio
  • Photo of Joanne Emery

    Ms. Joanne Emery 

    PS Language Arts Coordinator
  • Photo of Amanda Freiler

    Ms. Amanda Freiler 

    MS English
    Bio
  • Photo of Carol Gordon

    Ms. Carol Gordon 

    US English / Dean of Students
    Bio
  • Photo of Jennifer Hrebin

    Ms. Jennifer Hrebin 

    Fourth Grade
    Bio
  • Photo of Kimberly Lee

    Ms. Kimberly Lee 

    US English
    Bio
  • Photo of Susan Mascioli

    Mrs. Susan Mascioli 

    Fifth Grade
    Bio
  • Photo of Aubrey Porterfield

    Dr. Aubrey Porterfield 

    US English
    Bio
  • Photo of Sara Wilson

    Ms. Sara Wilson 

    PS Reading Specialist
    Bio
  • Photo of Michael Schwartz

    Dr. Michael Schwartz 

    US English
    Bio
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.