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The Clovis North Education Center English Language Arts (ELA) program offers students a cohesive seventh through twelfth grade learning experience.  Students in grades seven and eight receive ELA instruction through their Academic Block classes.   Retaining their Academic Block teachers for both seventh and eighth grades provides all students a seamless and connected learning experience.  Students in grades 9 and 10 may elect to enroll in English 9 or English 9 Honors and English 10 or English 10 Honors (during grades 9 and 10, respectively).  A teacher recommendation is required for placement in honors courses.  Eleventh grade students may choose from English 11 and AP Language and Composition.  A teacher recommendation is required for placement in AP Language and Composition.  Twelfth grade students may choose from Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC), Bible as Literature, and AP Literature and Composition.  The ERWC course is designed to prepare students to meet the demands of college writing across all subject areas and to prepare students to take the English Placement Test in the spring.  Teacher recommendation is required for placement in AP Literature and Composition.

English Department Staff


Kirsten Aguilar
Eng Dept Chair/AP Comp

9th/11th Grade English

Lisa Bennett
10th Grade English

Jamie Tewson
English 1A

Billy Erdman
10th Grade English 

Melissa Ferdinandsen
9th Grade English 

Cosette Williams
10th Grade English


Chad Hayden
AP Literature/CN and GR Forensics
Sally Howe
11th Grade English/AP Comp
Elisabeth Knapp
9th Grade English
Benton Lewis
11th Grade English/CTE
Michelle Miller
10th Gr. Child Lit/Peer Counseling 

Laura Quall
11th Grade English Lab/12th Grade Lit

Pam Rakis
11th Grade English/12th ERWC
Alyson Small
12th Film as Lit/12th ERWC
Amy Grannis
10th Gr. Child Lit
Brandy Sprattling
12th Grade English


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