Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts - Pepperdine University Master of Arts - Bard College

Mrs. Elizabeth Powell

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I am new to the West Orange school district, and very excited to be a part of this learning community, which has been so welcoming.  I am teaching college preparatory courses for 10th grade English, as well as 11th grade Survey of American Literature.  I love the interpretative possibilities when interacting with various texts, and strive to have students realize that their lives, experiences, and thoughts matter and have value when encountering new ideas.  I believe that literature can come alive when compared and contrasted with personal lives, society, and varying literary forms and media.  


I will be using Google Classroom for posting homework, sharing class materials, and uploading necessary documents for each of my classes.  The site will be accessible through the students' accounts.