Amanda Garrigan-Burhart

Senior English

662-893-3344 ext. 339 


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All classes start Monday, August 17!  I'm excited to start school, whether you are learning in person or online.  If you are taking the course online, your lessons should be posted by Monday morning.  

English 12 - Overview

Welcome to English 12!

Senior English is designed to improve students' skillset in reading comprehension and writing.  It builds upon the skills learned in the previous 12 years.  Our content focuses on British Literature.  The goal is to better prepare seniors for the challenges of the college classroom.

If you are enrolled in SREB 12 or Essentials for College Literacy, your class content will be different from a traditional English course.  We will be working on the same skills, in the context of thematic units.  We will tackle a variety of texts in different styles and lengths, all centered around a broad theme.  


Remind Feed

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About Me

I have been teaching English at OBHS since 2003. I have taught English 12 since 2005.  I earned my BA in Literature from Rhodes College, and a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Christian Brothers University, and finished and EdS in Curriculum and Instruction through Arkansas State University in August, 2018.  I've been married for 8 years, and my husband and I have two sons. Frank is in First Grade at OBE, and James is in PreK-4 at OBE.

English 12 Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides extensive information to guide you in writing research papers.  There is information on both MLA and APA formats.