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Dr. Doug English
Dr. Doug English teaches mediation (conflict resolution), philosophy, English, and American government at Maple High School. He also directs the school’s peer mediation program, training and supervising the students who help keep Maple’s campus safe. He enjoys thought-provoking teaching situations, diverse/at risk student populations, and using primary source texts to challenge students’ abilities. His classrooms emphasize rigor in reading and writing, critical thinking, life skills, and compassion. He is credentialed in both social studies and English/language arts and makes frequent classroom connections between the two areas.
Doug has been teaching since 1991 at The Johns Hopkins University, moving on to Loyola College, Clarion University, Northern and Southwestern High Schools in Baltimore, and Madison High School in Portland, Oregon, before settling in at Maple in 1998. He has been in universities, colleges, and schools as a professor, teacher, or student non-stop since starting preschool in 1970, with the exception of one year spent as a paralegal contractor for the US Department of Justice. He is also a referee, umpire, and board member for youth sports organizations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, where he lives with his family. He also loves to read, learn, and exercise competitively.