A Saint Ignatius Education

English Department

A message from English Department Chair Ayanna King...

A study of literature and the practice of composition at Saint Ignatius College Prep balances content with our grad at grad values calling on students to be loving, open to growth, committed to doing social justice, religious, and intellectually competent. Throughout their four years, students will hone their reading, interpretation, analysis, inquiry, critical thinking, and speaking skills in order to determine what literature reveals about the world in which we live. Through collaboration and a commitment to literary scholarship, our department's approach to literature is thematic and chronological combining breadth with depth. By the end of their senior year, students will have read and analyzed canonical and contemporary works; written literary analysis, research essays, and personal narratives; and used philosophical approaches to discussion to understand how history informs the future.

Robert Louis Stevenson, Author

"I always kept two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in."

Meet the English Department

List of 16 members.

  • Photo of Madeline Corbett

    Ms. Madeline Corbett 

    English Teacher
  • Photo of Jane Delaney

    Dr. Jane Delaney EdD 

    Writing Lab Coordinator
  • Photo of Megan Doherty

    Ms. Megan Doherty 85

    English Teacher
  • Photo of Cara Doyle

    Mrs. Cara Doyle 

    English Teacher & Head Girls Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Chris Hatem

    Mr. Chris Hatem 

    English Teacher
  • Photo of John Hoarty

    Mr. John Hoarty 

    English Teacher
  • Photo of Margaret Kelliher

    Mrs. Margaret Kelliher 

    English Teacher
    (312) 421-5900
  • Photo of Ayanna King

    Mrs. Ayanna King 

    Department Chair
  • Photo of Thomas McKenna

    Mr. Thomas McKenna 

    English Teacher & Girls Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Brennan Roche

    Mr. Brennan Roche 

    English Teacher
  • Photo of Wendy Schmiedeler

    Ms. Wendy Schmiedeler 

    English Teacher
    (312) 421-5900
  • Photo of Kathleen Shapiro

    Ms. Kathleen Shapiro 

    English Teacher
  • Photo of Douglas Straka

    Mr. Douglas Straka 

    English Teacher
  • Photo of Chuck Thompson

    Deacon Chuck Thompson 

    English & Theology Teacher
  • Photo of Rachel Turkowski

    Ms. Rachel Turkowski 

    English Teacher
  • Photo of Michael Vermylen

    Mr. Michael Vermylen 

    English Teacher

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership.