Hello, students and parents!
Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year. I am looking forward to working with all of you in the coming school year.
Please visit the pages of my website regularly for links, handouts, assignments, reading lists, and other information. Please note that if you are having trouble opening a link to an assignment, it may work more effectively if you are logged into your petk12.org email account.
Feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need assistance.
-- Ms. Hilary Smith
Petaluma High School
Educational Background and Interests
Claremont McKenna College - B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Literature
University College, Oxford University - Study Abroad Program
San Francisco State University - M.A., English Literature
Chapman University - Single Subject Teaching Credential
2016 Keats-Shelley Essay Prize Short Listee
2015 Southern California Genealogical Society Family Writing Contest Finalist.
Favorite Authors: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, John Keats, Elmore Leonard, Thomas Hardy, Stephen King, and Edith Wharton
Areas of Interest: Gothic novels, Victorian novels, and British Romanticism, especially the poetry of John Keats
Favorite Novels: Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Tess of the D'urbervilles
Publications: "The Enduring Appeal of Nancy Drew." The Nancy Drew Anthology. Silver Birch Press, Sept. 2016.
"My Grandmother, Naughty Betty." The Searcher. Southern California Genealogical Society, Winter 2017.
"My Literary BFF, Jane Eyre: How to be "Tenacious of Life." The Need to Read: My Best Literary Friend. The Sitting Room, June 2017.