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Language Arts

English Department:  
Dr. Jim Hill English Teacher
Kearah Donato Reading Specialist
Daley Howard English Teacher
Amanda Morris English Teacher



Kearah Donato

 Classes Taught:
Literacy Lab 9
Literacy Lab 10
SOL Tutoring
English classes (co-teacher)
B.A. in English - Bucknell University - 2007
M.A.T. in English Education - Tufts University - 2008
Ed.S. in Reading Education - University of Virginia - 2014
2007 - 2010 - High school and middle school teacher in Massachusetts
2010 - now: Teacher at EMHS!
Hobbies & Interests:
  • Spending time with my family
  • Being out in nature
  • Hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking
  • Traveling around the U.S. 




Amanda Morris

Amanda Morris has a B.S. in Business Management from VA Tech.  She worked in human resources as a recruiter for four years before working in healthcare as a social worker for two years.  She began teaching English with Teach for America in 2002 in North Carolina.  She obtained her English coursework at UNC-Asheville and her masters in teaching from The College of St. Scholastic in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She has taught in NC, TX, MN, and VA for a total of 20 years.  She is also a National Board Certified teacher in ELA. Ms. Morris has taught English at EMHS since 2015.