English

The purpose of the English Language Arts curriculum is to prepare students for the language demands of life outside this classroom.  Through the various pieces we read and the many communicative tasks we prepare we will focus on becoming independent, knowledgeable, evaluative and flexible learners.

All students will study pieces from multiple time periods and geographic locations, including seminal American literature, classical literature, and other canonical world pieces.  Further, students will work throughout their time at UCHS to become confident writers with a strong grasp of English grammar and syntax.  Overall, our goal is to produce students who have a command of the English language for communication, analysis, and problem solving throughout the course of their lives.

 

COURSES OFFERED

English 9, American Literature, World Literature, English 12, and AP Literature

PAIGE HAMBLIN

 phamblin@uchigh.com      Hamblin's Website

EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English - Wake Forest University (Wake Forest, NC)
Bachelor of Arts, English - UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

EXPERIENCE
Language Arts Teacher - HM Arndt Middle School, Hickory, NC (2010-2011)
English Teacher - Hickory High School, Hickory, NC (2011 - 2015)
English Teacher - University Christian High School, Hickory NC  (2015 to present)

UCHS LEADERSHIP ROLES
Academic Advisor (9th/10th/11th/12th Grade Students)
School Newspaper Advisor

JEANA LINK    

jlink@uchigh.com 

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Secondary English - Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

EXPERIENCE
English Teacher, Department Chair - Bunker Hill High School, Claremont, NC (2009-2010; 2012-2017)
English Teacher - Shelby High School, Shelby, NC (2010 - 2011)
English Teacher - University Christian High School, Hickory, NC  (2017 to present)

UCHS LEADERSHIP ROLES
Student Council Advisor