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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

Kurt Anderson
Teacher
Ext. 4559

Robert Callaway
Teacher
Ext. 4562

Jonathon Cannell
Teacher
Ext. 4569

Natalie Cardenas
Teacher
Ext. 4431

Danielle Franzen
Teacher
Ext. 4565

Diana Gaucin
Teacher
4429

Samantha Gorgan
Teacher
Ext. 4435

Raquel Higginbotham
Teacher
Ext. 4561

Richard Hughes
Teacher
4487

Michael Kopczak
Teacher
Ext. 4521

Callie Pastor
Teacher
Ext. 4592

Bridget Recio
Teacher
Ext. 4530

Gabby Rivera
Teacher
Ext. 4491

Sandra Saco
Teacher
Ext. 4588

Michelle Salcido
Teacher
Ext. 4499

Jeffrey Turbitt
Teacher
Ext. 4449

Lynette Turnbaugh
Teacher/Department Chair
Ext. 4453

Greg Zemeida
Teacher
Ext. 4532

 

Reading Staff

Carol Giacomucci
Teacher
Ext. 4437

Dena Pollock
Literacy Coach
4593