Professional Biography
    Melanie Stender 
     English Teacher 

    This is my 20th year teaching high school English, and my 9th at SBHS. I earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature at Marietta College--Go Pioneers!--and a graduate degree in reading and education from WVU. Before joining the faculty at Stone Bridge, I edited copy at Glencoe/McGraw-Hill in Columbus, Ohio, and taught high school English, also in Ohio. During the 2021-2022 school year, I teach AP English Language and Composition, English 12, and PEER (Positive Experiences in Educational Relationships). In addition, I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Writing Center tutors on B Days. 
    When I'm not reading and writing--or teaching reading and writing--I enjoy cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and OSU Buckeyes; hiking and practicing yoga; exploring new places; and FaceTiming my niece and nephew in Dayton.
    2021-2022 Schedule
    Before School    409 or 509
    1 - 409 - PEER
    2 - 409 - AP Language and Composition  **Summer Assignment
    3 - 409 - AP Language and Composition
    4 - 509 - Plan
    5 - 509 - Plan
    6 - 409 - English 12
    7 - 400 - Writing Center
    8 - 409 - English 12

    Course Information
     Current Grades Course Information

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    English 12:
    *Each unit will involve sample essay analysis, vocabulary study, and review/introduction of mechanics and usage concepts. 
    -World Literature: nonfiction, short story, drama, novel
    -Literary Analysis
    -Media Literacy
    -College Essay & Research Unit
    -Research Paper
    -Persuasive Writing
    AP Language:
    -Close Reading and Skill Building 
    -Interactive Notebook
    -Vocabulary Building
    -Synthesis Essay
    -Rhetorical Analysis Essay
    -Argumentative Essay
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     ExtraCurricular Positions

    GSA: stonebridge_gsa on Instragram

    PEER: @sb_peer on Instragram and Twitter

     Contact Information
    43100 Hay Road, Ashburn VA 20147