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English FACULTY

Contact Tiffany Brodowski  Tiffany Brodowski (562) 423-1471 ex: 2841 Teacher: Beginning and Transition ELD
Contact Bryan Carter  Bryan Carter (562) 423-1471 ex: 2289 English Teacher: Male Leadership Academy (Teacher/Coordinator), Literacy Works
Contact Summer Clancy  Summer Clancy (562) 423-1471 ex: 2847 English Teacher: English 3-4, ERWC
Contact Stacey Dahlquist  Stacey Dahlquist (562) 423-1471 ex: 2453 English Teacher
Contact Sandra Del Cid  Sandra Del Cid (562) 423-1471 ex: 2850 English Teacher: English 5-6, CSU ERWC, Theory of Knowledge, JTown Running Club
Contact William Blalark  William Blalark English Teacher
Contact Sharleen Higa  Sharleen Higa (562) 423-1471 ex: 2147 English Teacher
Contact Patricia Hinkson  Patricia Hinkson (562) 423-1471 ex: 2871 English Teacher
Contact Charles Mageean  Charles Mageean (562) 423-1471 ex: 2851 Teacher of English and Theatre Arts: English 3-4 and Introduction to Theatre
Contact Nancy Moses  Nancy Moses (562) 423-1471 ex: 2226 English Teacher
Contact Patrice Rice  Patrice Rice (562) 423-1471 ex: 2858 English teacher/Co-Department Head
Contact David Scott  David Scott (562) 423-1471 ex: 2853 English Teacher
Contact Anne Zizz  Anne Zizz (562) 423-1471 ex: 2451 English Teacher

Department Heads

Contact Sharleen Higa  Sharleen Higa (562) 423-1471 ex: 2147 English Teacher
Contact Patrice Rice  Patrice Rice (562) 423-1471 ex: 2858 English teacher/Co-Department Head

English Department

LBUSD  Vision Statement

We believe that providing every student with a rigorous curriculum designed to advance students through the grades and master the Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language will prepare them for the complexities and increasing demands of the 21st Century. From Kindergarten through grade 12, students will increasingly:

  • Assume responsibility for their learning
  • Build strong content knowledge
  • Respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline
  • Comprehend as well as critique
  • Value evidence
  • Use technology and digital media strategically and capably
  • Come to understand other perspectives and cultures

ELA Department Goals

Goal 1: Decrease the D/F rate by 5% for the ELA department, from 27.3% to 22.3% by increasing teacher clarity and cohesion, teachers within a grade level team will collaboratively develop and agree to use a minimum of two common assessments.

Goal 2: Increase the ELA SBAC met/exceeded standards rate from 33% to 38% overall, and from 22% to 30% for African-American students. Teachers will focus on the implementation of standards-based Gradual Release of Responsibility lesson plans through the use of skills tracing.  They will provide practice tests for students, and collaboratively analyze test results to establish best practices and next steps.

Goal 3: Cultivate an increased focus on Single Subject Integration of career domain-aligned resources into the English curriculum at all levels. Teachers will participate in professional development and collaborate with grade level teams to create a minimum of four SSI lesson plans for use throughout the school year.

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