English

The De Smet Jesuit High School English Department provides a college preparatory curriculum that creates an understanding of the human condition by fostering Ignatian values and ideals through the study of various literary genres. Through a close reading of culturally sensitive and humanizing literature, the student will develop tolerance and compassion for others. De Smet graduates will be able to think, speak, and write clearly, cogently, and effectively as they enter the world as mature and responsible young men for others.

English Department Faculty

Nicholas Dressler

Nicholas Dressler

Class of 2002
Titles: English Department Chair
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English, Loyola University Chicago
Master of Arts, English Literature, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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Robert Bergman

Robert Bergman

Class of 1993
Titles: English Teacher, Writing Lab Supervisor
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English, Rockhurst University
Bachelor of Arts, Education, Rockhurst University
MLA, Language Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
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Kevin Berns

Kevin Berns

Class of 1987
Titles: Publications Teacher / English Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Media Communications, Webster University
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Bridget Bowers

Bridget Bowers

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English, Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
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Sean Cavanagh

Sean Cavanagh

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.A. in Philosophy, Fordham University
M.L.A., Washington University in St. Louis
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George Howe

George Howe

Titles: English Teacher, ASC
Degrees: BA, English Literature, Macalester College
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Rob Hutchison

Rob Hutchison

Titles: English Teacher, Lacrosse Coach, Freshman Soccer Coach
Degrees: B.S. in Pre-Med, University of Notre Dame
M.S. in Biology, Saint Louis University
M.A. in English, Saint Louis University
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William Manaker,

William Manaker,

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
M.A. in English, Loyola University-Chicago
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Michael Russo

Michael Russo

Titles: Student Activities Director, English Teacher, Head Track & Field Coach
Degrees: B.A. in English and History, University of Notre Dame
M.Ed. in Education, University of Notre Dame
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Henry Samson

Henry Samson

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., English, Secondary Education, Saint Louis University
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