|Ms. Stephanie Belefonte||Department Chairpersonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Margaret Cusatisemail@example.com|
|Ms. Shaun Esbensenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Joan Hayesemail@example.com|
|Mrs. Marie Langevinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. Joseph McCormickemail@example.com|
|Mrs. Deborah Snyderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. Matthew Sweenyemail@example.com|
The English Department of Bishop Shanahan endeavors to convey to its students the heritage of their language providing students with an appreciation of the language as a communicating tool. Thus, special attention is given to recognizing the power of language to communicate, to influence, to interpret, and to appreciate. This command of language is conveyed through the skills of vocabulary, grammar, usage, reading, thinking, analyzing, writing, and speaking taught in each grade.
Since literature is the passing down of human experience and thought, the approach to literature by the department will be handled with reverence and care, realizing that the contact with the work of the writers is more important than their history. Since association with the beauty of precise and ordered thought almost inevitably leads to a greater appreciation of the universe and its Lord, we, as members of a Catholic high school, consider the study of language arts to be one of the most important components of the curriculum.