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.

“Students frequently open my eyes to new interpretations of texts I have studied for years. It’s their curiosity, creativity, and cleverness that make the classroom a lot of fun.”

— English Chair Allison Bass-Riccio


Marc Aronson

Dean of Curriculum; English Teacher; Varsity Golf Head Coach

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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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Jaimeson Lynch

IB Coordinator; English Teacher; Drama Club Advisor

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Ieisha McIntyre

English Teacher

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Wesley Simon

Dean of Community Life; English Teacher

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Wendy Swift

Director of the Center for Writing; Roxbury Instructor; Yearbook Advisor

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