Phone: 704-260-6470


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985. Certified to teach English Language Arts in grades 6-12.

Mr. Frank Kennedy

I am currently in my 18th year as an English Language Arts teacher, in both Florida and North Carolina. I have taught grades 6-12 during that time. I am also the Beta Club advisor. Formally, I was a journalist for 15 years. 

I love to write. In fact, I've published several novels (science fiction, primarily). Now, fortunately, our 8th-grade curriculum contains many opportunities for us to write in expressive ways (without writing whole novels). This year, you will learn vital skills to develop as a communicator and storyteller through the written word. 

Beyond that, however, you'll also be deepening your skills as a reader and critical thinker - a process that will in turn help you to improve your own communication skills. 

I look forward to helping you along this exciting journey.

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    Kennedy syllabus 2020-21