• Welcome to the Sonoma Valley High School English Department.

    The English/ELD Dept. offers a range of college prep courses including both AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition at the junior and senior.

    Our department covers English from Freshman to Senior year, English Language Development, and Forensics. We offer CP, Honors and AP English Classes -- click here to learn more about their differences and consider which class is right for you.

    Review reading lists for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Year.

English Department



English / Forensics / Librarian / Co-Department Head Janet Hansen JHansen@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5244
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1227

Phone: 933-4010 x5244

Email: JHansen@sonomaschools.org

Janet Hansen, English / Forensics / Librarian / Co-Department Head

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

English / ELL / Newspaper / Co-Department Head Alison Manchester AManchester@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5263
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1242

Phone: 933-4010 x5263

Email: AManchester@sonomaschools.org

Alison Manchester, English / ELL / Newspaper / Co-Department Head

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
M.A. - English Literature; B.A. English Literature

Experience
Teaching at SVHS since 1989

Responsibilities

Interests
hiking, swimming, traveling, reading and writing

English / AP English LIterature and Composition Dan Alderson DAlderso@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5224
/Domain/1324

Phone: 933-4010 x5224

Email: DAlderso@sonomaschools.org

Dan Alderson, English / AP English LIterature and Composition

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
B.A. English Literature

Experience
28 years in the classroom

Responsibilities

Interests
Bees and Chickens

Aaron Berner

Aaron Berner 

English

English

707-933-4010 EXT 5231

English Aaron Berner aberner@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4010 EXT 5231
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1352

Phone: 707-933-4010 EXT 5231

Email: aberner@sonomaschools.org

Aaron Berner, English

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
BA Journalism, Single Subject Teaching Credential - English

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests
Reading, Basketball, Photography, Hiking, Traveling

Veronica Gray

Veronica Gray 

English

English

933-4010 x5244

English Veronica Gray vgray@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5244
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1224

Phone: 933-4010 x5244

Email: vgray@sonomaschools.org

Veronica Gray, English

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

Anna Kelsch

Anna Kelsch 

English

English

English Anna Kelsch akelsch@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1235

Phone:

Email: akelsch@sonomaschools.org

Anna Kelsch, English

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
BA in English, Single-Subject Credential

Experience
I student taught at Kenilworth Junior High School last year.

Responsibilities

Interests
I love to cook and travel. Visiting new places and meeting new people are what I enjoy. Reading and writing are things I like to do in my spare time.

Leslie McLean

Leslie McLean 

English

English

933-4010 x5267

English Leslie McLean LMclean@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5267
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1245

Phone: 933-4010 x5267

Email: LMclean@sonomaschools.org

Leslie McLean, English

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
Santa Rosa Junior College, AA, University of California, Davis, English BA, San Francisco State University, English MA, Sonoma State University, Teaching Credential

Experience
29 years of teaching, grades 3-5 and 9-12

Responsibilities

Interests
Reading, writing, traveling, gardening, sewing, knitting, birdwatching, helping animals

Jennifer McPherson

Jennifer McPherson 

English / ELL

English

933-4010 x5268

English / ELL Jennifer McPherson jmcpherson@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5268
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1246

Phone: 933-4010 x5268

Email: jmcpherson@sonomaschools.org

Jennifer McPherson, English / ELL

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor's degree in English. Single Subject Credential in English.

Experience
I have been teaching at SVHS since 2001.

Responsibilities

Interests
I enjoy traveling, hiking, and horseback riding.

Jennifer Panicacci

Jennifer Panicacci 

English

English

933-4010 x5278

English Jennifer Panicacci jpanicacci@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5278
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1253

Phone: 933-4010 x5278

Email: jpanicacci@sonomaschools.org

Jennifer Panicacci, English

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
B. A. English, Chapman University. Secondary English Credential, SFSU. Reading Specialist Certificate, SSU.

Experience
10 years English grades 9-12 at SVHS, US and World History 3 years Davidson Middle School grades 6-8 San Rafael, Eng/Tech

Responsibilities

Interests
I love to read, hike, play with my dog, paint, draw, and make music.

https://classroom.google.com/c/Njk3MTU2MjAwNFpa

English / Yearbook Nicole Snider nsnider@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1265

Phone:

Email: nsnider@sonomaschools.org

Nicole Snider, English / Yearbook

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
B.A. English from Boston College; single-subject teaching credential, English, from Sonoma State University

Experience
Teaching at SVHS since 2016. Previously, I was an editor for print and online magazines, as well as a technology media company.

Responsibilities

Interests
I play mandolin and guitar. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and hanging out with my family.

Mary Spragens

Mary Spragens 

English

English

933-4010 x5255

English Mary Spragens MSpragens@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5255
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1267

Phone: 933-4010 x5255

Email: MSpragens@sonomaschools.org

Mary Spragens, English

Department(s): English

Degrees and Certifications
BA in Literature, MA in Education--Curriculum and teaching. Teaching Credential Secondary English

Experience
Teaching at SVHS since 2000.

Responsibilities

Interests
Reading, cycling, hiking, gardening, cooking.

Jane Martin

Jane Martin 

Drama / English

Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

933-4010 x5264

Drama / English Jane Martin jmartin@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5264
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1243

Phone: 933-4010 x5264

Email: jmartin@sonomaschools.org

Jane Martin, Drama / English

Department(s): Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

Degrees and Certifications
BA (Hons) Humanities, Single Subject (English) Teaching Credential

Experience
General Manager of the Reduced Shakespeare Company (USA), General Manager of "The Right Size" Theatre Company, London (London), Artistic Director of the Hawkswell" Well Theatre, Ireland.

Responsibilities

Interests

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