Mrs. Dennison

Welcome to my page! I teach the Senior High English classes listed below, and you can click on their titles to access specific information about each course such as its syllabus, requirements and expectations, PCO (planned course outline), weekly assignments, class materials and handouts as well as helpful links.

In addition to English, I am also certified in chemistry and Earth and Space Science. I have a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College in English and chemistry, a second bachelor's degree from Clarion University in Secondary Science Education, and a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. Besides the courses on my schedule this year, I have also taught junior high English (English 7, Enriched English 7, English 8, and Enriched English 8), Oral English (Speech), Science 8, Basic Chemistry and A.P. Chemistry - all here at Clarion Area.

Outside of the classroom, I am the mother of four grown children one whom is deployed in Afghanistan in the Air Force. I enjoy spending time with my husband biking, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and visiting our sons in Pittsburgh and North Carolina. In my family we are all huge Pittsburgh sports fans - specifically the Penguins, the Steelers, and the Pitt Panthers. Before I was a teacher, I worked as an analytical chemist in Pittsburgh, as a Community Director for the March of Dimes, and then as a personal trainer and the Fitness Director at a YMCA.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about your student's progress in my classroom. The best way to reach me is at

Course Resources

English II - English IV - AP Literature

Course information is in the calendars below.