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English Staff
Contact Amelia Bjorklund  Amelia Bjorklund Teacher
Contact Kristia Castrillo  Kristia Castrillo (415) 469-4090 ex: 3322 English Teacher
Contact Elizabeth Cossick  Elizabeth Cossick Teacher
Contact Samuel Davis  Samuel Davis (415) 864-1157 ex: 415-469-4090 x322 (at work) Teacher
Contact Kenneth Miguel Gonzalez  Kenneth Miguel Gonzalez Teacher
Contact Amanda Hilger  Amanda Hilger Teacher
Contact Robert Frederick Kowollik  Robert Frederick Kowollik Teacher
Contact Natasha Pasternack  Natasha Pasternack Teacher
Contact Molly Shipman  Molly Shipman Teacher
Contact Jill Smith  Jill Smith Teacher
Contact Helen Whittemore Turnbull  Helen Whittemore Turnbull (415) 377-9749 Teacher
Contact Eric Matthew Wilcox  Eric Matthew Wilcox Teacher
Contact Andrea Williams  Andrea Williams Teacher


Balboa English Language Arts Department


In Balboa's English Language Arts department, teachers strive to help students develop into highly skilled, insightful, and critical individuals by focusing on rigorous, engaging reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities and assignments. We are privileged to work with Balboa's students for each of their four years here, and work for them to graduate with the skills and knowledge to carry them through life.


American Literature

American Literature H

AP English Lit & Comp

AP Language & Comp

ELD Advanced RW              

English 1*                               

English 2*

European Literature

European Literature H


*Note: Beginning the class of 2015, Balboa HS has disbanded the honors program for grades 9 and 10. The Honors designation in mathematics is to identify grade level only.