English Department

The goal of the Junior High English program is to help students successfully transition to High School English by focusing on the fundamentals of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, paragraph writing, and completing a research paper. Each grade also does a novel study and explores literature through a variety of short stories.

High School English literature classes focus on understanding major literature concepts; studying classic novels; learning authors’ methods; increasing vocabulary; and writing essays, critiques, and other papers. Junior English students write many projects to prepare them for their senior year and the SAT essay. Senior English students prepare for college through literature and vocabulary studies, and write a senior thesis to culminate their year. Novel studies include reading and discussing classic and contemporary novels. AP English prepares students to take the AP English Exam by studying figurative language through poetry and prose, writing essays from classical and contemporary literature, and applying literary vocabulary to test-taking.

FCS English teachers seek to integrate all English studies with a Christian worldview.

English Faculty

Sheryl Borgman


Creative writing, novel studies, English 10,12, AP English teacher, English Department Head, varsity girls' basketball coach - Faith Christian School


B.S., Minor in English; Extra Concentration in Education & Coaching, Pensacola Christian College
10th year teaching at FCS
Attends Faith Church

Lana Smith


Junior High English teacher - Faith Christian School


B.S., Purdue University, Elementary Education
Started at FCS in 1998
Involved in Children’s Ministries at Faith Church for 33 years, teaching kindergarten Sunday school for 23 of those years. Participates in deacon wife ministries.
Member of Faith Church for 37 years

Noelle Haynie


English 9 and 11, Spanish 4 - Faith Christian School


BA, English Education, Grace College
Started at FCS in 2013
Member of Faith Church

Emily Engle


English - Faith Christian School


BS, Bible with an emphasis in Secondary English Education, Baptist Bible College

Started at FCS in 2017

Member of Faith Church