Resource Teacher: Mr. Martin McCarrick

The goal of the English Language Arts program is to create literate, thoughtful communicators, capable of controlling language effectively as they negotiate an increasingly complex and information-rich world. Students will refine specific skills and strategies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing and will use these skills and strategies widely as tools for learning and reflection. Exploring a variety of texts, students will understand and appreciate language and literature as catalysts for deep thought and emotion. More information


Summer Assignments 2022

Members of the English Department

Contact Staff


  • Mr. David Akatu -- Honors English 10 – English 10
  • Ms. Catherine Byrne -- IB English @ Grade 11 -  IB ATL (Gr. 12) - Honors English 11
  • Ms. Casey Defrancesco - Honors English 9 - Honors English 10
  • Ms. Anne Ehlers -- IB English @ Grade 12 – Honors English 9
  • Ms. Judy Heier-Hammond - Honors  English 9 - English 9
  • Ms. Adrienne Kelly -- AP Literature and Composition - Honors English 11
  • Ms. Sharon Lee -- AP Literature and Composition – Honors English 10
  • Mr. Martin McCarrick -- AP Language and Composition @ Grade 12
  • Ms. Krista McKim -- AP Language and Composition @ Grade 11 - Yearbook Advisor - Broadcast Journalism 
  • Mr. Sean Pang -- Honors English 9 – English 9 - Creative Writing
  • Ms. Mary Perrodin -- Honors English 12 - English 10
  • Mr. Jesse Rutter -- Honors English 12 - English 9 
  • Ms. Dana Sato -- TOK, English 12, IB Theatre
  • Ms. Kate Simpson -- Composition Assistant
  • Ms. Chris Sutter -- Honors English 9 - English 9
  • Ms. Taryn Trazkovich -- Journalism Advisor – English 9 
  • Ms. Mary Rose Winnard -- Composition Assistant 


Journalism Program of Rockville High School

Academic rigor inside and outside of the academy + heavy extracurricular participation + exciting internships = THE place to be at Rockville High School

Program Coordinator: Ms. Taryn Trazkovich


Common Core State Standards

Preparing America’ Students for College and Career - The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy

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