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  • 'And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche' - Geoffrey Chaucer

    Despite looking like a foreign language, the above words are indeed English! Describing a character's lifelong love for learning and teaching, this quote embodies my own teaching philosophy.  Ultimately, I hope to inspire students to learn and develop skills that aid in achieving success not just in the high school classroom, but also in the wider world.
    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 pursue my MS at the University of Rochester.  This year marks my third year teaching in Pittsford and my second year at Mendon High School.
    My husband and I welcomed our son Will to the world in March 2017.  This past summer, he attended his first MLB game while in San Francisco and dipped toes in his first ocean while in North Carolina.Family_Photo

    Email: kathryn_curtis@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Office phone: (585) 267-3031