“We read to know we are not alone.”  C.S. Lewis

We, the teachers of Grayslake Central High School’s English Department, challenge our students to grow as skilled communicators, critical readers, and increasingly independent learners.  Equally important is our commitment to fostering students’ confidence, integrity, and responsibility, encouraging them to use their voices to participate meaningfully in the world.

Melissa Thurlwell
Department Chair
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mthurlwell@d127.org

Rampage Student Newspaper

English Department Staff

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Jeff Barry

English

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Maureen Ritter

English/Theater

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Joan Rush

English

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Melissa Thurlwell

English Department Chair

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Laura Widenhofer

RAMS / ESL Paraprofessional