mEET THE eNGLISH tEACHERS!!
Mr. Carrington: Born, raised and currently residing in New Hampshire; he went to Timberlane Regional High School before attending the University of New Hampshire. There he received his bachelor’s degree in English Teaching and a masters in Secondary Education. Mr. Carrington has been a teacher at Somersworth High School since 2006. Here he teaches a variety of English courses including; British Literature and Composition, Debate, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Philosophy, and Dystopian Literature. He is also the boys varsity soccer coach and an assistant soccer coach for the track and field team. When not helping around the school, Mr. Carrington enjoys bike riding, golfing and playing disc golf!
Mr. Lampron: Mr. Lampron was born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and has spent his whole life in his home state. After graduating from Kingswood Regional High School, he earned a degree in English and later earned his Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Prior to coming to Somersworth High School, he taught in several other high schools in the state of New Hampshire. He has many interests, including collecting comic books, playing guitar, baseball, and reading. Also, he loves spending time with his wife and two young sons.
Mr. MacKenzie: Steve MacKenzie is very excited to be returning part-time to the English Department this year. He officially retired from full-time teaching in 2012 but has continued at SHS part-time, the last two years teaching Spanish and now back to English. He also does some consulting with the English department at Lakeview Neuro Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, NH and is a regular columnist with Foster's Daily Democrat. "Room 217" appears monthly on the Education page and focuses on giving the public a glance into public education. Steve and his wife, MaryAnne, have been married for 36 years and enjoy spending much of the winter in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Ms. Shouse: Ms. Shouse is thrilled to be part of the English Department this year! She is a native of the Seacoast and is a proud graduate of Portsmouth High School. She attended the University of New Hampshire from 2008 to 2013 and received a bachelor’s degree in English Teaching as well as a master’s in Secondary Education. Ms. Shouse completed her internship at Winnacunnet High School before joining the staff at SHS as a paraprofessional in the Monitored Student Program. When she is not teaching, she enjoys running, crocheting, reading, and sometimes even gaming.
Ms. White: She has been teaching English for 13 years. She is a native of the Seacoast and when she's not grading papers or reading, she enjoys beach days, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and hanging out with her delightful yellow lab. Ms. White boasts having super-hero hearing and mad ninja skills for sniffing out bologna answers from students (a talent passed down to her from Grandma White).
wHY AREN'T CLASSES CALLED eNGLISH i, ii, iii, OR iv ANYMORE?
The English Department is pleased to announce that they have redesigned curriculum for grades 9-12 to align with the Common Core State Standards. They have also designed two new classes to better accommodate the needs of our students. To accompany our curriculum redesign, we have changed the titles of our core English classes. The new appellations will appear on transcripts effective immediately. Please note the changes:
- Survey of Literature & Composition(formerly English 1)
- World Literature & Composition (formerly English 2)
- American Literature & Composition (formerly English 3)
- British Literature & Composition (formerly English 4)
- English 1/2 Recovery: A new class designed for students who failed to pass either English 1 or English 2
- Foundations of Literature: A skills class implemented to address our students who would benefit from extra assistance with reading and writing.