The goal of the RIH English program is to provide students with opportunities to explore the important role that literature and language play in their personal and academic lives. While the English program stresses proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, it also provides experiences and activities that help students become discriminating users of print and non-print media. Literary and media works, selected for both excellence in content and style and relevance to student interests, promote humanistic attitudes, aesthetic appreciation, and critical evaluation skills. Ultimately, the English Department is committed to helping students recognize and appreciate the power, art, and craft of written and verbal communication as the critical bridges between them and the 21st century world around them.  

Summer assignments are posted under Academics/District Resources.

Karen M. Davidson 
Supervisor of English, the Media Center, and the ELL program
Indian Hills High School

(201) 337-0100  Ext. 3352
[email protected]

English Department Staff Members

Dan Ferat
[email protected]  Ext 6028
Marisa Frissora
[email protected]
Ext 6019
Jessica Griffin [email protected] Ext 6243
Edith LaChac
[email protected] Ext 3381
Kimberly Marino
[email protected] Ext 6218
Enrique Ortega [email protected] Ext 6042
Michelle Patrickio
[email protected] Ext 6064
Dianna Peller
[email protected] Ext 6130
Yasette Rodriguez [email protected] Ext 6035
Cynthia St. Clair [email protected]
Ext 6040
Margaret Stanczak
[email protected] Ext 6082
Joseph Verdon
[email protected] Ext 5209