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Dr. Carol Master

Dr. Master teaches AP English Language & Composition, American and British literature, the classics, and public speaking, and serves as Chair of the English Department. She spearheaded the effort to arrange theater trips to plays that dovetail with the literature being taught in various classes. To advance her belief that only through performance can Shakespeare’s plays truly be appreciated, she  introduced her junior class to Shakesperience at a Folger Library theater festival that took place at Rider University, in which, under her guidance, her class performed (and won awards for) scenes from The Merchant of Venice. More recently,  she has served as faculty advisor for Envision Shakespeare, a yeshiva league Shakespeare competition, in which the students are tasked with performing one scene from a specific Shakespearean play, without the help of expressive costumes or props. Having attended two Advanced Placement Summer Institutes for AP English Language and Composition and other various professional development seminars, she has successfully implemented the programs into her classes. In addition to her English responsibilities, she is also the Director of the Writing Center, where, aside from assisting students with the writing process, she assists students with their college essays and personal statements. Dr. Master initiated the Jewish Life on Campus program, an evening designed to introduce the juniors and seniors to the vibrant Jewish life that exists on many secular college campuses. Dr. Master graduated from New York University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and has both MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University.