The mission of the RVHS English Department is to engage and activate a love of language in every student. Through poetry and prose, the classical canon and contemporary pieces, our students are continuously presented with thought-provoking and rigorous material. Our goal is to promote literacy and to meet the 5 C's of success: creative & critical thinking, collaboration, communication, & citizenship. 

    At Riverside, our students will:

    • communicate and collaborate effectively in written and oral discourse

    • think, analyze, and write critically

    • understand, consider, and respect multiple perspectives and cultures

    • value and appreciate the power of language through reading and writing

    • take on challenges and reflect on their own progress

    • become well versed in technology and the tools available to help them communicate

    2019-2020 Riverside English Educators

    Ms. J. Alexander: 21st Century Literature, 11 Academics, and 9 Academics

    Ms. A. Astorga: 12th Dual Enrollment & RVHS Writing Center Coordinator

    Mr. J. Augustowski: 10 Academic, AP Language, and 12 Academic

    Ms. J. Bergel: 12th Dual Enrollment & AP Literature

    Mr. J. Bryant: 10 Honors & 9 Honors 

    Mrs. K. Cadang-Kristan* : AP Literature, 11 Honors, 10 Academic

    Ms. K. Colebank: 10 Honors, 11 Honors, and 11 Academic

    Ms. S. Cook: AP Language & 9 Honors 

    Ms. S. Dalebout: 12 Academic & 9 Honors 

    Ms. T. Dwyer: 10 Honors, AP Language, and Creative Writing/Public Speaking

    Ms. H. Jennings: 9 Honors and 12th Dual Enrollment

    Mr. BR Jones: 10 Honors and Academic

    Ms. S. Newman: 9 Honors and 11 Academic

    Ms. S. Smiley: 9 Academic

    Ms. J. Ulloa: 9 Academic

    Mr. D. Wojick - 10 Honors, Newspaper, Yearbook, and Photojournalism

     * Contact the department chair at kira.cadangkristan@lcps.org


     Courses of study: 

    • 9th grade -   Genre study of literature 
    • 10th grade - Survey of British Literature
    • 11th grade - Survey of American Literature or AP Language & Composition
    • 12th grade - World Literature & Advance Composition, Dual Enrollment ELA, AP Literature & Composition

    School Supply Lists: 

    During the first days of school all students will recieve a supply list from their particular ELA teacher. Before then, however, it is a good idea to pick up some of the basics. 

    • 2" durable binder

    • binder paper

    • composition tablet

    • black or blue pens

    • pencils 

    • 4"x6" ruled index cards

    • White out (tape-type; not fluid)