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

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

Lana Smith

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

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

Alicia Vauters

B.S. English Education, Bob Jones University, 1998; M.A. English, Bob Jones University, 2000; TESL Certificate, Boston Academy of English, 2008
Started at FCS in 2015
Attends Faith Church