English

Teaching the principles and mechanics of good writing has been a Hotchkiss tradition since its founding. English classes at Hotchkiss are designed to help students discover and harness the power of language through careful reading and analysis of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and plays. Essays and writing assignments help students sharpen their critical thinking skills, develop their voices, and deepen their understanding of literature.

Summer Reading: Required Texts for 2019

The All-School Read — The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

 

Summer 2019 Reading by Class

Preps

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

 

Lower Mids

Educated by Tara Westover

Upper Mids

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

 

Seniors

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Meet Faculty Members

Instructors in English

Jeffrey Blevins

Jeffrey Blevins

Instructor in English
Christopher Burchfield

Christopher Burchfield

The L. Blair Torrey Jr. '50 Chair in English, Instructor in English
Marcus Christian

Marcus Christian

Instructor in English, Assistant Director of Recruitment
Christina Cooper

Christina Cooper

The Huber G. Buehler Chair, Dean of the Class of 2021, Instructor in English
Corey Cooper

Corey Cooper

Instructor in English, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Hockey
Kathryn Fleishman

Kathryn Fleishman

Instructor in English
James Fornshell

James Fornshell

Instructor in English
Charles Frankenbach

Charles Frankenbach

The Russel Murray Bigelow Chair, Head of the English Department
Carita Gardiner

Carita Gardiner

Instructor in English
Thomas Herold

Thomas Herold

Instructor in English
Susan Kinsolving

Susan Kinsolving

Poet in Residence, Director of American Literature/Theatre, Summer Portals
Deborah Lang

Deborah Lang

Instructor in English
Stephen McKibben

Stephen McKibben

Dean of Summer Programs, Interim Dean of Community Life, Instructor in English
Keith Moon

Keith Moon

E. Carleton Granbery Teaching Chair, Instructor in English, History, and Russian
Rachel Laws Myers

Rachel Laws Myers

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Instructor in English
J. Parker Reed

J. Parker Reed

Instructor in English and Theatre
Michelle Repass

Michelle Repass

Instructor in English
Ashley Suan

Ashley Suan

Teaching Fellow in English