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Through a close reading of culturally sensitive and humanizing literature,

students 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. 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.

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    English Faculty

    Nick Dressler

    Nick Dressler

    Class of 2002
    Teacher, Department Chair
    MA, English Literature, University of Missouri-St. Louis
    BA, English, Loyola University-Chicago
    Rob Bergman

    Rob Bergman

    Class of 1993
    Teacher, Writing Lab Supervisor
    BA, English, Rockhurst University
    BA, Education, Rockhurst University
    MLA, Language Arts, Washington University
    Kevin Berns

    Kevin Berns

    Class of 1987
    Teacher
    BA, Media Communications, Webster University
    Bridget Bowers

    Bridget Bowers

    Teacher, Director of Student Council
    BA, English, Loyola University-Chicago
    Sean Cavanagh

    Sean Cavanagh

    Teacher
    MLA, Language Arts, Washington University
    BA, Philosophy, Fordham University
    George Howe

    George Howe

    Teacher, ASC
    BA, English Literature, Macalester College
    High School Diploma, SLUH
    Rob Hutchison

    Rob Hutchison

    Teacher, Lacrosse Coach, Freshman Soccer Coach, NHS Moderator
    MA, English, St. Louis University
    MS, Biology, St. Louis University
    BS, Pre-Med, University of Notre Dame
    William Manaker

    William Manaker

    Teacher
    BA, Philosophy and Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, MN
    MA, English, Loyola University-Chicago
    Mike Russo

    Mike Russo

    Teacher, English Teacher, Director of Student Activities, Head Track & Field Coach
    MeD, Education, University of Notre Dame
    BA, English, University of Notre Dame
    BA, History, University of Notre Dame
    Henry Samson

    Henry Samson

    Teacher
    M. Ed., Learning and Technology, Western Governors University
    BA, Education, St. Louis University
    BA, English, St. Louis University