With the rapid and continually accelerating rate of change in the modern world, today's student must be prepared to adapt to many new situations. Among these are changes in technology, society, the work environment, the home, and education. Research indicates that a strong command of the English language is essential to success in all of these areas of endeavor. The English program at Thornton Fractional District 215 is devoted to the development of competency in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and critical thinking--intrinsic aspects of any effective English curriculum.

In addition, the department emphasizes the development of a sense of civic and social responsibility, as well as fostering a better understanding of self and others. Only by directing conscientious effort toward all of these concerns can a student truly maximize his or her potential, for English is the key to all learning and understanding as well as the instrument which transmits our cultural heritage.

Name
Position
Phone
Bridgette Alexander
Reading Paraprofessional
708-585-2147
Michael Brown
English Teacher
(708) 585-2148
English Teacher
(708) 585-2177
English Teacher
(708) 585-2149
Jeanne Flynn
English Teacher
(708) 585-2047
English Teacher
(708) 585-2059
Christopher Jones
English Teacher
(708) 585-2125
Julie Kelly
English Teacher
(708) 585-2083
Gloria Kijewski
English Teacher
(708) 585-2160
English Teacher
(708) 585-2030
Jodi Marshall
English Learner Specialist
(708) 585-9755
Jaimie Metoyer
English Teacher
708-585-2017
Deborah Murtaugh
English Teacher
(708) 585-2192
Tricia O'Connor
English Teacher
(708) 585-2002
Giena Palmer-Reed
English Teacher
(708) 585-2179
Tony Paulauski
English Teacher
(708) 585-2143
Therese Pecora
English Teacher
(708) 585-2129
English Teacher
(708) 585-2068
Douglas Schlesser
English Teacher
(708) 585-2105
Christopher Simich
English Teacher
(708) 585-2328
Nicole Streit
Activities Director/English Teacher
(708) 585-2062
Ann Wolpert
English/Drama
(708) 585-2195