Professional BiographyANGELA ASTORGAEnglish
Greetings! I am thrilled to begin the 2018-2019 school year at Riverside High School. I received my B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary in 2006, and I completed my Masters in Secondary Education at William and Mary the following year. In 2014, I received a Masters in Literature from George Mason University, where I hope to begin a doctoral program soon. This will be my 12th year of teaching; prior to coming to Riverside, I taught various levels of English 10, 11, 12, and AP Literature and Composition and Dual Enrollment English at Osbourn High School in Manassas, Virginia. In addition to teaching 9th and 12th grade at Riverside, I taught English 111 at the Manassas campus for Northern Virginia Community College. This will be my 11th year as a resident of Ashburn, where I live with my husband, our two small children, and our puppy and cat.
This year I am teaching four sections of Dual Enrollment, and I am directing the Riverside Writing Center. I'm also incredibly excited to sponsor Robotics and the National English Honor Society. Throughout first semester, I will be available Tuesdsay and Thursday before and after school and by appointment. If you need help with college essays and personal statements, feel free to stop by 1603 and set up a time to work with me, even if you don't have me for your English class. I'm looking forward to another fantastic year as a Riverside Ram!
You can find the syllabus, class documents, and homework for the first day on my class website on Phoenix/StudentVue. After the first day, you can find everything on our Google Classroom. Directions to join the class Remind and Google Classroom are also on the Announcements page on the Phoenix class website.
My 2018-2019 Schedule:
1st Dual Enrollment English 12 5th Dual Enrollment English 12 2nd Planning 6th Dual Enrollment English 12 3rd Writing Center I and II 7th Department Planning 4th Dual Enrollment English 12 8th DutyDual Enrollment English 12 Supply List1 Spiral or Composition Notebook (to be kept in classroom as Writer's Notebook)Blue/Black Pens and Pencils (your choice)Loose Leaf College-Ruled Paper1-inch binder for handouts and notesWriting Center I and II1 Spiral or Composition NotebookBlue/Black/Multi-Colored Pens1 folder for handouts and notesLoose Leaf College-Ruled Paper"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Course Information Gradebook & Class PageNHS Tutoring Request PagePhoenixAll my class information can be found in StudentVUE/ParentVUE. Please click the Phoenix link below.NHS Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policy Extra Curricular Positions