English Department

Stories give shape to the confusion of life.

The English curriculum at Pomfret is vigorous and vibrant. By examining words, sentences, characters, and plots, our students learn what it means to be human. English courses at Pomfret challenge students to engage fully with the texts, their teachers, and their peers in discussion-based classes. Students write often, in a variety of genres, from the analytical to the personal to the imaginative.

Sample Courses

Our English faculty is comprised of teachers who love the literary arts and make it a large part of their lives. Many of Pomfret's English faculty are published authors and have established reputations for their work far beyond the halls of Pomfret School. The Department also offers an exciting annual lineup of visiting authors, further broadening the horizon of what is possible for our students.

Todd Matthew

Todd Matthew

English Department Head/Henry "Nick" Harris 1947 Endowed Chair in Literature
Gwyneth Connell

Gwyneth Connell

Director of the Grauer Family Institute/English Teacher
Kathleen Forrestal

Kathleen Forrestal

English Teacher/Thomas C Eastman 1904 Chair of English Literature
Dan Freije

Dan Freije

English Teacher
Kena Gilmour

Kena Gilmour

Humanities Teacher / Learning Specialist
Tasia Hanmer

Tasia Hanmer

English Teacher/Co-Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Julie Kremer

Julie Kremer

Form Dean/English Teacher
Charlotte McMahon

Charlotte McMahon

Form Dean/English Teacher
David Ring

David Ring

Library Director/Schwartz Visiting Fellow Co-Chair/English Teacher
Gregory Rossolimo

Gregory Rossolimo

English Teacher
Sheridan Zimmer

Sheridan Zimmer

Form Dean/English Teacher