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Our Mission statement

The goal of the Wilcox High School English Department is to enable all students to cultivate, develop, and master the literacy and analytical tools they need to succeed now and beyond high school, in an ever changing world. We are committed to focusing on high expectations, individual academic success, critical thinking, and creating a community of respect, reading and responsibility. 

Summer Reading & Honors & AP Summer Assignment

Please check the locker for the appropriate summer reading assignment.

All students are expected to read a novel during the summer.

Honors and AP students have more specific reading requirements and assignments.

Please contact the department chairs or the specific teachers that will be teaching the course next year if you have questions. 

Honors and AP information


When the application period is open, typically in the end of February to the middle to end of March, you can find application details under the Academics tab on the page for Honors and Advanced Placement.  Please don't hesitate to ask your teacher or your counselor as well. 


Freshmen Options - Honors English 9

Sophomore Options - Honors English 10

Junior Options - Honors Brit Lit or Ap Lang

Senior Options - Honors Brit Lit or AP Lit

Department Staff
Contact Daniel Burkhead  Daniel Burkhead (408) 423-2585 English, Girls JV Soccer Coach, Girls JV Lacrosse Coach
Contact Camille Courey  Camille Courey (408) 423-2519 English, M.E.S.A. Adviser
Contact Harrison Feain  Harrison Feain (408) 423-2530 Teacher
Contact Nigel Gully  Nigel Gully (408) 423-2518 ex: 2518 English Teacher
Contact Rosella Guttadauro  Rosella Guttadauro (408) 423-2561 English, Dpt. Chair, Creative Writing Advisor, Active Students Against Cancer
Contact Ian Jackson  Ian Jackson (408) 423-2527 English, Journalism, MSA Advisor
Contact Sanghee Krause  Sanghee Krause Staff
Contact Margit Look Henry  Margit Look Henry (408) 423-2502 SAI Teacher (English/Study Skills)
Contact Tomas Montes  Tomas Montes (408) 423-2495 SAI Teacher (English), C/O 2020 Advisor, Boys Varsity Soccer Coach
Contact Arianna Nuti  Arianna Nuti (408) 423-2573 English, JV Girls Volleyball Coach
Contact Mark Ooka  Mark Ooka (408) 423-2504 English
Contact Claire Robson  Claire Robson (408) 423-2518 English,Theater, Wilcox Stage Company
Contact Katharine Sandifer  Katharine Sandifer (408) 423-2541 English
Contact Janna Stone  Janna Stone (408) 423-2579 English
Contact Laura Stott Hardesty  Laura Stott Hardesty (408) 423-2589 English, Reading Intervention, Athletic Director