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English Department

The English Department is the hub of critical thinking, cultural conversations, and creative writing at Cheshire Academy. From poetry to prose, from timeless classics to contemporary works, our students find meaning and create connections through the power of ideas and words. Challenging all assumptions, norms and biases, we read diversely, converse deeply, and write passionately.

“The English classroom is a reciprocal process of teaching and learning. As I work to design an empowering and autonomous curriculum, students develop their voice and see themselves not just as students, but as writers, readers, and thinkers. They challenge me to be the best teacher I can be, to work to reach every student, and to help hold them—and myself—accountable.”

— English Chair Allison Bass-Riccio

 

Marc Aronson

Dean of Curriculum & Instruction; IB Coordinator

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Allison Bass-Riccio

English Chair; Theater Advisor

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Nicole Beaudwin

English Teacher; Yearbook Advisor

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Jennifer Guarino

Theater Program Director; English Teacher; Drama Club Advisor; House Head

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Katie Cooper

English Teacher; Language Teacher

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Matthew Goetz

English Teacher

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Kerry Keating

English Teacher; Varsity Cross Country Head Coach

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Robert Chip Boyd

English Teacher; Varsity Boys' Tennis Head Coach; Debate Club Advisor; Senior Master

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