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Classical English Department | 2017-2018

The LCHS English Department offers many services and courses including the following:
One AP Literature, two AP Language, Early College Program (dual enrollment and credits with NSCC), team teaching classes, advisors to the school newspaper, and conductors of the Senior Story Slam.
Teacher   Grade Room
Philip McQueen Department Head    
Barbara Binette Teacher    
Aili Cervenka-Knight Teacher    
Chelsea Cowie Teacher    
Rosanne Driscoll Teacher    
Marc Feldmann Teacher    
Patty White Frey Teacher    
Kelly Hourihan Teacher    
Maria Koutroubis Teacher    
David McCaffrey Teacher    
Erica Richard Teacher    
Matthew Sanphy Teacher    
Kerry Shairs Teacher    
Last Website Update: October 3, 2017 5:32 PM

Mr. McQueen Classroom
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Philip McQueen Department Head    

Bachelor's degree: English, University of Aberdeen; Masters degrees: English; ESL. My aim for students in my classes is for them to become better communicators, and educated world citizens, who will be able to effectively, and successfully navigate the ever changing 21st century world we live in. I love teaching and learning, and feel privileged to teach your children in their important sophomore and junior years.

If you have any questions please contact me at: mcqueenp@lynnschools.org, and please make sure you are taking advantage of the Jupiter grading system (jupitergrades.com)

Ms. Binette Classroom
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Barbara Binette      

“Your job right now is to find out what you want to do with your life.  So try hard, take yourself seriously, keep an open mind, and learn to love and forgive.  My job is to model those behaviors.”

Graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in English (UMass, Amherst).   Worked in Boston for eleven years in several marketing communications positions.  Earned an MA in Teaching in 2007.  Certified in moderate disabilities, English and middle school math.

Ms. Cervenka-Knight Classroom
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Aili Cervenka-Knight      

It is my pleasure to educate and work with the students of Lynn Classical High School.  It is my hope that together we will not only create a classroom with rigorous academics, but one that fosters creativity and a love for literature. 

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Salem State University, as well as Masters Degrees in English and Education from Salem State.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at knighta@lynnschools.org or through our Jupiter grading system

Wordly Wise Link If you ever forget your Wordly Wise packet at school, here's a link to Wordly Wise. Just find your grade and lesson that we are working on.

The link does not contain the packet, but you can use the words to complete your flashcards and to study!

Ms. Cowie Classroom
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Chelsea Cowie      

I was born and raised in Lynn, and am a proud graduate of LCHS. I obtained my BA in English and Education from Franklin Pierce University in 2015. Prior to teaching at Classical, my experiences consist of teaching English at a school in Jaffrey, NH and as an Instructional Assistant in Vienna, Austria.

My passion for English began while I was a student here at Lynn Classical, and I am happy to be able to be back at this school teaching what I love. My desire is to make my students better communicators through the use of literature, writing, and speech. I hope that each student gains a desire to learn and finds their passion, just like I did during my time as a student here.

Ms. Driscoll Classroom
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Rosanne Driscoll      
RD A proud resident of Lynn, I am a graduate of the Lynn Public Schools and hold a BS degree from Salem State College where I double majored in Education and English. After discovering my passion for literature and poetry in particular, I went on to teach first at Pickering, then at Marshall middle school.

After staying at home to raise 4 children, I returned to teaching in 1993 and have been here at Classical since then. Having taught grades 9-12, I have most recently been dedicated to teaching Freshmen English. I am trained in Universal Design for Learning and am inspired every day, by your children, to find the best way to deliver my curriculum and help them succeed in my classroom.

Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.

Mr. Feldman Classroom
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Marc Feldmann      
MF Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare From The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1

Ms. Frey Classroom
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Patty White Frey      
PF Daughter, Wife, Aunt, Godmother, Friend, Organic Gardner, Farmer, Animal Lover,  Sailor, Reader, Writer, Music Lover, Conspiracy Theorist, Michael Jackson BeLIEver, Storyteller, Certified English, History, Special Education, and Reading TEACHER.

“"What is to give light must endure burning." - Viktor Frankl.
Life experiences, along with the pain, deepen our wisdom which eventually makes us capable of love, empathy and sympathy.  When you can look in the mirror and see what you have endured throughout  these years, and then  look at what you have  become in the process,  life ( your story)  turns out  to be a great gift -  truly beautiful and amazing. Shine your light. 
Patty White Frey

Ms. Hourihan Classroom
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Kelly Hourihan      

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog – 
To tell one’s name – the livelong June – 
To an admiring Bog!

--Emily Dickinson

Ms. Koutroubis Classroom
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Maria Koutroubis      

Bachelors Degree - Emerson College; Master of Arts - Salem State University.

I'm a humanitarian who in addition to Education and English, appreciates the Arts, math, science, and Latin - speaks, reads and writes Greek fluently - Sunday School Teacher at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn, Massachusetts - Mother of three - all college graduates: Boston College, Providence College, and UMass Amherst's Commonwealth Honors College as well as its Isenberg School of Management.

Mr. McCaffrey Classroom
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David McCaffrey      


Ms. Richards Classroom
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Erica Richards      

I have been a resident of Lynn my entire life. I hold a Bachelor's degree from Salem State College (English/Education) and a Masters Degree from American International College (English/Education).

I have previously taught at Pickering Middle School and Marshall Middle School. I am thrilled to be here at Lynn Classical teaching 9th grade English and to coach the Lady Rams Softball team as well.

Mr. Sanphy Classroom
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Matthew Sanphy      

I was born at Lynn Hospital on February 15th, 1970. I grew up around the corner from that same hospital on Grove St. I attended Tracy School for grades K-6.

When I was 12, my family moved to Nahant where I attend Nahant Junior High. I attended Swampscott High School, graduating in 1988. I attended Salem State College for my Bachelors and Master degrees. I started teaching in the Lynn Public Schools in 1996 at Pickering Middle School.

I currently Reside in Reading, with my wife of 15 years, Michele and our 3 children: Edward, 11, and Matthew and Megan, twins, 9 years old.

Ms. Shairs Classroom
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Kerry Shairs      

" 'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passions sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart."

Success, Ralph Waldo Emerson

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