The ultimate purpose of the English Language Arts curriculum is to teach students the language abilities they need to communicate effectively as individuals and as contributing members of society.  The sequence of courses is designed to help students develop language skills necessary to function in society as self-directed learners, collaborative workers, and complex thinkers.

While students continue to need mastery of enabling skills such as reading and writing, they must also prepare for new basics, including problem solving, critical and creative thinking, decision making, flexibility and adaptability, and the ability to work cooperatively. Students will also be introduced to a variety of literature such as novels, short stories, plays, poems, and non-fiction.


JANINE MENDENHALL jmendenhall.uchs@gmail.com 

English 9: Intro to Literature and Composition (Honors)
English 11: World Literature (Honors)
School Counselor (9th/10th Grade Students)

EDUCATION

M.A. Education-Pupil Personnel Services, Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
B.A. English, California State University (Long Beach, CA)

EXPERIENCE

School Counselor, Northview Middle School, Hickory NC  (2006 - 2014)
English Teacher, Bellflower High School, Bellflower, CA (2005 - 2006)
English Teacher, Warren High School, Downey, CA (1990 - 2000)

 

PAIGE HAMBLIN phamblin.uchs@gmail.com

        English 10: American Literature (Honors)
        English 11: World Literature (Honors)
        English 12: British Literature (Honors)
        College Advisor (11th/12th Grade Students)

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English - Wake Forest University (Wake Forest, NC)
Bachelor of Arts, English - UNC Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - UNC Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

EXPERIENCE

Language Arts Teacher - HM Arndt Middle School, Hickory NC (2010-2011)
English Teacher - Hickory High School, Hickory NC (2011 - 2015)
English Teacher - University Christian High School, Hickory NC  (2015 to present)