English Department Faculty

Roslyn Anderson

Degree: Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Favorite quote: “To thine own self be true” in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet

Email: Roslyn Anderson

Will Bolin

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Texas at Austin

Favorite Book:  In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Email: Will Bolin

Brittany Camp

English Teacher

Bruce DeKoff

Bachelor of Science in English Education from The Florida State University

Favorite Books: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks, and The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore


Favorite Quote: “Lost in fog and love and faith was fear, I’ve had kisses that make Judas seem sincere.”   ---Craig Finn of The Hold Steady from their song “Citrus”

Email: Bruce DeKoff

Katrina DeKoff

English Teacher

Patty Gair

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English from Florida Gulf Coast University

                   Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership from Grand Canyon University

Favorite Books: Their Eyes Were Watching God, A Land Remembered, and A Gathering of Old Men

Favorite Quote: "Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."--A. A. Milne

Email: Patty Gair

Shannon Knudsen

Degree: Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from The University of South Florida

A little Information about me:

I have been teaching English for 17 years. My first 7 were at the middle school level and my last 10 have been here at Cypress Lake High School. I have taught primarily 10th and 11th grade regular level classes. I love teaching high school and enjoy expanding the minds of the students that I come in contact with every day. 

Email: Shannon Knudsen

Kristen Mohnkern

English Teacher