Welcome: Welcome to CCHS and welcome to my class. I am an avid gardener who loves the beach, my dog Charlie, and reading books. I love English so much I even married an English teacher (we have a lot of papers at our house, sometimes!) I have taught at CCHS for more than 20 years teaching all 4 levels of English. I currently teach English 9 Honors and Regular and AP English Literature and Composition (12). I am happy that you are here at CCHS and in my class.
About the Class
Back to School Night Presentations:
Here are the Back to School Night Presentations from last year. You can learn all about the class at any time.
Contacting Me and Getting Class Notices:
Overall, the best way to reach me is via e-mail at [email protected] or
via the Remind Message System
. When you go to the Remind
page, if you enter your phone number we 'text' but don't see each other's phone numbers. If you enter your e-mail, it will go to your e-mail, so remember to check your e-mail responses (that's why I suggest entering your phone number). If you or your child is in my Honors English9 class, the Remind code is McNiff9H. If you or your child is in my AP English Literature class, the Remind code is McNiffAP12. By joining Remind, you will also see every Remind message I send out to the students, every reminder of what is due.
Office Hours: My official office hour for the 2021-2022 school year is during 4th period. Since that time frame is so limited, I highly suggest you reach me via e-mail or Remind at any time (see above, Contacting Me and Getting Class Notices ) and I will respond as soon as possible. I generally work during normal school hours, but am happy to respond beyond those hours as well. If you send the message at night, I might respond the next day - I promise to respond, though. Thank you for contacting me.
Class Website: For our classes, we use Schoology as the major platform for student assignments, handouts, and agendas. When you are in the class, LAUSD will automatically add you to the Schoology account for the class. If you are a parent, you can register there to see ALL of your student's classes, grades, handouts, etc. It's a good thing!