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English at saint Thomas academy.

Our English teachers develop your son's reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Students are introduced to broad genres of literature and writing.

Department Chair Overview
The English program at Saint Thomas Academy provides students with the opportunity to develop increasing mastery of skills in reading, writing, speaking, focusing on student-centered approaches. Grade six stresses general language skills. Grades seven and eight emphasize language skills necessary for successful study in high school and at the college level. 


The English Department gives all students the tools to:

  • Read with understanding and critical insight.
  • Express ideas clearly in a variety of written forms.
  • Develop skills necessary for effective oral communication.
  • Analyze and evaluate the significance of ideas.
  • Conduct and present scholarly research
  • Hone critical thinking skills

English Courses

Middle School English Staff

Pat Callahan
STA teacher since 1984
Teaches 8th grade English 
651-683-1555 x 1302 and
pcallahan@cadets.com

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Middle School English Staff

Rebecca Benz
651-683-1555 x 1341
rbenz@cadets.com

Middle School English Staff

Lisa Deyak
STA teacher since 2018
ldeyak@cadets.com

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