English Department

English Department Mission Statement

Quince Orchard High School’s English Department is committed to providing each student with an appreciation for thinking, reading, writing, speaking, and listening critically. We strive to develop our students into independent learners who can communicate effectively, read the world critically, examine various perspectives, and increase in empathy for others. Students will understand how the English curriculum drives their success in all aspects of their lives.

The English Department will encourage, model, differentiate, and scaffold students’ learning to meet them where they are. We will plan carefully to provide multiple opportunities to think critically, to make meaningful choices in their learning, and to experience a variety of perspectives.

Students’ demonstration of growth in reading and writing, real world application, and metacognition will prove the efficacy of our vision and pedagogy.  

The Writing Center: 

A Resource for Students to Improve their Writing.  We are shifting to providing writing center services virtually and we will updating this information soon.

Writing Center Videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FRF8fshLmY,




Staff List

Phone Number:240-740-3600

Ms. Justilien (Resource Teacher)

Ms. Aronow Sarah_M_Aranow@mcpsmd.org 
Ms. Baker Theresa_C_Baker@mcpsmd.org 
Ms. Blanchard Skyra_C_Blanchard@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Boettcher (NEHS & English intern supervisor) Audrey_D_Boettcher@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Carpenter     Eve_E_Carpenter@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Carver (Composition Assistant) Lauren_M_Carver@mcpsmd.org
Mr. Campbell (Composition Assistant) Christopher_G_Campbell@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Cooley-Klein Megan_M_Cooley-klein@mcpsmd.org  
Mr. Denhard     Ransom_P_Denhard@mcpsmd.org  
Mr. Klein Paul_Klein@mcpsmd.org  
Tr. Land Logan_R_Land@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Lo Andrea_M_Lo@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Machcinski Melanie_Machcinski@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Mangan Kristina_A_Mangan@mcpsmd.org
Mr. Rettig Zackary_R_Rettig@mcpsmd.org 
Ms. Soykan Jenifer_H_Soykan@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Vogel Jessica_Hague@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Ward Jasmine_Ward@mcpsmd.org