English

The English Department at BHS is committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities that meet the needs and interests of all students.  In ninth and tenth grades, students are actively engaged in survey courses that are designed to broaden their literary experiences, hone their compositional skills, and heighten their appreciation for literature as an art form.  From that point on, students may choose from a variety of elective courses, thus specializing in avenues of learning suited to their individual goals.  Some seek to ensure the "correctness" of their written words in English Grammar and Usage, while others polish their style in College Prep Writing, which also may be taken for college credit through the University of Minnesota's "College in the Schools" (CIS) program.  Some further explore the art of analyzing and interpreting literature in classes such as Classic Novel, Contemporary Literature, Women in Literature, and Short Story Seminar.  Many students choose to delve into our national literary heritage in American Literature, and some tackle college-level reading and discussion in CIS Literature.  For those interested in performance classes, BHS offers Stage Acting, and Speech Communications.  Students can be involved in all aspects of production including online publishing in Publications Writing and Journalism.  The students graduating from Buffalo High School can look back on their experience in English with a sense of accomplishment and pride. 

Vicki Cary

English Teacher

Vicki Cary
Phone: 
763.682.8092
Heather Eld

English Teacher

Heather Eld
Phone: 
763.682.8002
Tracy Hagstrom Durant

English Teacher

Tracy Hagstrom Durant
Phone: 
763.682.8036
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English Teacher

Laura Hauer
Phone: 
763.682.8089
Ryan McCallum

English Teacher

Ryan McCallum
Phone: 
763.682.8162 (from 10:30-3:00) Emails will receive a faster response.
Katherine Opsahl

English Teacher

Katherine Opsahl
Phone: 
763.682.8069
Brenton Parsons

English Teacher

Brenton Parsons
Phone: 
763.682.8085
Joe Pokorney

English Teacher

Joe Pokorney
Phone: 
763.682.8044
Anna Reedy

English Teacher

Anna Reedy
Phone: 
763.682.8161
Peter Sommers

English Teacher

Peter Sommers
Phone: 
763.682.8014
Amy Sparks

English Teacher

Amy Sparks
Phone: 
763.682.8163
photo of Heather Tierney

English Teacher

Heather Tierney
Phone: 
763.682.8037
Megan Usset

English Teacher

Megan Usset
Phone: 
763.682.8064