Welcome to John Bapst Memorial High School’s English Department. Our primary goal is to bring all students to a high level of knowledge and achievement as thinkers, listeners, speakers, readers, and writers. It is important that every John Bapst graduate be ready for college-level reading and essay writing.
At our fingertips are great books from the past and present, along with essays, poetry, films, and resources of all kinds. Reading should be fun; English should be a voyage not only of cultural literacy but of self-discovery. In ninth grade we begin with the building blocks of the essay, and by senior year all John Bapst students know what it means to plan and write a clearly argued essay. Over half of John Bapst students take AP English Literature in grade 11 and AP English Language in grade 12.
John Bapst English teachers are experienced and passionate. We’re eager to share the world of ideas and creativity with students from Maine and around the world.
|John Emerson||English IV, Creative Writing|
|Jennifer Babcock – Chair||AP English Literature, English II, English III|
|Shelia Bennett||AP English Language, English I, English II|
|Anna Brown||English IV, English I, AP English Language|
|Maria Charlton||English I, English III, AP English Literature|
|Dr. Jason Moreau ’01||English II, AP English Language|
|Mitch McCarthy||AP English Literature, English I, English II|