THE FACULTY of the English Department includes ten dedicated professional educators with a combined teaching experience of over 130 years, more than 100 of them right here at Bishop McNamara. Four teachers are BMHS alumni, a testament to our program's tradition of excellence. Our literature and professional degrees come from universities such as Dartmouth, Penn State, Marquette, University of Maryland, James Madison, Towson, Catholic University of America, and Columbia University's Teachers College.
We are passionate about professional development. Department members have received grants or studied through institutions such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, The College Board, the Touchstones Discussion Project, the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, Harvard University, and the University of Cambridge. Most importantly, we take profound enjoyment in our students and in the work we do.
- Think clearly and confidently
- Communicate effectively in writing and speech
- Recognize the power and beauty of the written word
- Have an enduring appreciation for the meaning of literature in their lives