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English Department Chair

Donna Weller

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Teacher Websites

Brown, Steven
AP Instructor
Drake, Elizabeth
ELA Teacher
Griswold, Joshua
Mason, Crystal
ELA Teacher
Nicholson, Jacqueline
ELD Instructor
Nicholson, Trent
Honors Instructor
Scharns, Jamie
ELA Teacher
Weller, Donna
ELA Teacher
White, Suzette
Honors Instructor

English Locker

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Core Novels

To Kill a Mocking Bird Romeo and Juliet Night Julius Caesar The Crucible Of Mice and Men Frankenstein Taming of the Shrew To Kill a Mocking Bird Romeo and Juliet Night Julius Caesar The Crucible Of Mice and Men Frankenstein Taming of the Shrew Julius Caesar
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SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes)

Yucca Valley High School Learners exhibit P.R.I.D.E. in their learning


Proficient in Academics and/or Career Skills

Demonstrate ongoing growth in proficiency in CCSS including the use of technology. (*Measured by: SBAC data, benchmark data and grades).



Demonstrate positive personal qualities, work habits and attitudes. (*Measured by: discipline data, intervention data, and assessment of school culture)


Independent Learners

Demonstrate ownership and responsibility for individual roles in the learning process. (*Measured by: completion of homework, use of student planner, grade checks, use of student /parent portal and tutoring)


Develop Problem Solving Skills

Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement a range of strategies necessary for solving complex challenges both inside and outside the classroom. (*Measured by: analyzing how effectively school resources are used by students, collaborative and project based instructional strategies, Benchmark and SBAC data).


Effective Communicators

Demonstrate the ability to read, write, listen and speak effectively. (*Measured by: the assessment of Listening and Speaking CCSS standards, classroom instruction and various after school activities).

Email Contact

Steve Brown 

11th/12th AP & 12th CP English

Elizabeth Drake

12th Grade English

Crystal Mason

9th Grade English

Dr. Trent Nicholson

10th Honors & CP 12 English

Jacqueline Nicholson

10th Grade English & ELD

Jamie Scharns

10th Grade English

Donna Weller

11th Grade English

Suzette White

9th Honors & CP English