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La Joya Community High School
Tolleson Union High School District

English Department

The English Language Arts Department teaches students to learn and effectively apply a variety of reading strategies such as comprehending, interpreting, and evaluating a wide range of texts including fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary works. The students analyze classic and contemporary literature for the universality of these works. Students also evaluate the author’s persuasive techniques. In their writing, students analyze the use of literary elements, write an informal report using research, and write a persuasive essay. Students also write using the Six Trait Writing Process and the Six Trait Rubric.

English Staff

Dr. Felipe Baez
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Ext. 4491
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William Breceda
Teacher
Ext. 4473
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April Brunk
Teacher
Ext. 4591
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Cassandra Buchignani
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Ext. 4439
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Samantha Gorgan
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Ext. 4435
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Fernando Hurtado
Teacher
Ext. 4556
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Bridget Recio
Teacher
Ext. 4530
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John Rosenberger
Teacher
Ext. 4529
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Sandra Saco
Teacher
Ext. 4588
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Michelle Salcido
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Ext. 4499
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Jeffrey Turbitt
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Ext. 4449
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Lynette Turnbaugh
Teacher/Department Chair
Ext. 4453
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Stephanie Villareal
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Ext. 4474
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Greg Zemeida
Teacher
Ext. 4532
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Reading Staff

Otis Beasley
Teacher
Ext. 4476
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Mary Denver
Instructional Aide
Ext. 4403
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Richard Hughes
Teacher/Department Chair
Ext. 4487
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Cathy Tudisco
Instructional Aide
Ext. 4403
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