The English department is dedicated to fostering the understanding, appreciation, and creative expression of thought and meaning through the use of language in its core curriculum and electives. English courses combine a survey of various literature selections with the study of critical reading, new vocabulary, writing strategies, research skills, grammar usage, and public speaking. Overall, the curriculum is writing intensive. As students advance through the grade levels, texts and writing assignments become more complex, and language lessons are sequentially introduced and reinforced to support this complexity. This curriculum provides students with confidence, practice, and mastery in the language arts.

In addition to English I, II, III, and IV, Ursuline offers the following English courses:

    • American Studies
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • Creative Writing
    • Public Speaking
    • Drama

Ursuline also offers the following language arts-oriented clubs:

    • Newspaper
    • Writing Center
    • Yearbook
    • Book Club
    • Writing in Community
    • Theatre Arts Group

English Faculty

Ms. Erin Bole

English Faculty Member
B.S., University of Dayton
M.Ed., University of Portland

Ms. Sarah Geers

English Faculty Member, Department Coordinator, Writing Center Advisor, Yearbook/Newspaper Co-Moderator
B.S., Ohio University
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Betsy Haglage

Class of 2001
English Faculty Member, Student Council Co-Moderator
B.A., Georgetown University
M.A., University College of London

Ms. Emily Owen

English Faculty Member, Lions Roar Co-Moderator
B.S., Miami University

Ms. Andrea Rotter

English Faculty Member
B.A., Mount Saint Joseph
M.A., Middlebury College

Dr. Kathy (Geraci) Stall

Class of 1976
English Faculty Member, Senior Class Moderator
B.A., University of Dayton
M.A., Xavier University
Ph.D., Duquesne University

Ms. Shauna Whelan

English Faculty Member, Department Coordinator
B.S., University of Dayton
M.A., Loyola of Chicago