Welcome to Mrs. Curtis' English Site!

  • During the school closure, information for my classes will be here.  I'll also be communicating via school email and Remind.  :)


    Week of 30 March:

    FRESHMEN: HERE is this week's letter with an overview and HERE is the relevant ppt with links.  THIS is the pdf copy of the 3 Moth stories.

    SOPHOMORES: HERE is this week's letter with an overview and HERE is the relevant ppt with links. (The full text of Othello is linked on the subpage, to your left.)


    Weeks of 16 March, 23 March:

    Students are asked to choose an indepedent reading book, read 20-30 minutes per day, and complete 2-3 of THESE PROMPTS each week.



    Originally from Rochester, I attended Fairport High School, Swarthmore College (PA) and then Teachers College, Columbia University (NY).  Having always been an Anglophile, I moved to England to teach English and coach various sports (including some bizarre ones like netball and rounders!).  Immigration officials ALWAYS hassled me about the irony of an American teaching English literature and language to English students.  After ten years there, I returned to Rochester in order to study at the University of Rochester where I also taught pre-college and undergraduate writing courses in the Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity.  This year marks my fourth year teaching in Pittsford and my third year at Mendon High School.
    On a personal note, my husband and I have two energetic little boys named Will and Max.  I spent much time this past summer pushing around a double stroller, convincing tiny humans that eating Play-Doh is a bad idea, and reciting The Little Blue Truck by heart.  (We also explored Upstate NY and showed some English friends the delights of Rochester in the summer!)

    Email: kathryn_curtis@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Office phone: (585) 267-3031

    You can also contact me via the Remind app; information for that and other digital resources are in the document below. :)