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    A. Crowther
    CHS English Department 
    A member of the Columbia English Department faculty since 2000, Ms. Crowther is currently teaching American Literature, Reading and Writing 11, and A.P. Literature and Composition.  In the past, she has also taught Contemporary Literature and 10th Grade English.  A long time ago, in a previous teaching career in the city of Elizabeth, Ms. Crowther also taught English to 8th and 9th graders.
     
    Ms. Crowther earned a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.  There, she concentrated in 20th century literature and wrote an Honors thesis on postmodern literary redemptions of formula romance fiction.  In addition, in 2000, she earned a law degree from the College of William and Mary. 
     
    When she was not a teacher, Ms. Crowther worked in retail management, as well as serving as an intern for the Virginia Department of Education and for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender's Office in Philadelphia.
     
    When not at CHS, Ms. Crowther is busy reading your essays at home.  She also spends a considerable "geeking out" over books and films with her husband and three children.