Welcome to Literary and Language Arts!

Teacher Courses Email  
Kate Avery American LLA KateAvery@iusd.org  
Lyndsey Hicks American LLA LyndseyHicks@iusd.org  
Jeanne Jelnick American LLA, LLA I JeanneJelnick@iusd.org * Department Chair
Ben Kessler Coteach American LLA, Coteach LLA I BenjaminKessler@iusd.org  
Madeline Mullens-Greenwood LLA I, H LLA I MadelineMullens@iusd.org  
Brianna Rapp H LLA 1, Modern Media BriannaRapp@iusd.org  
Doris Schlothan American LLA, ELD English DorisSchlothan@iusd.org  


Portola High School Literary and Language Arts Vision Statement

The Portola High School Literary and Language Arts Department is committed to providing all learners with a literacy experience that is both engaging and rigorous.  Course design and instructional practice are focused on the development of reading, writing, speaking and language skills in student-centered, authentic, and cross-disciplinary contexts.  It is of central importance that, upon leaving our program, students will:

Understand the critical value of literary arts in our society.

Appreciate the power of the written word to bring about change and growth.

Recognize the vital importance of personal speaking ability.

Demonstrate the capacity to use the English language accurately and precisely.


PHS Incoming 9th Grade Summer Reading List

PHS Incoming 10th Grade Summer Reading List

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Contact Us:

Portola High School
1001 Cadence
Irvine, CA 92618
Office: (949) 936-8200
Fax: (949) 936-8209
PHS CDS Code: 30-73650-0133405