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Mrs. Fern White-Hilsenrath

I was born on the island of Jamaica, which is about 710 miles from Florida. I have lived in the U.S.A for 11 years, the first 9 in New York City and the last two in Florence S.C.

I have a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from the City University of New York's (CUNY) Bernard Baruch College, where I also minored in English.

English Language and Literature have always been fun subject areas for me.  It is no surprise then, that my favorite teachers both in high school and in college were all English teachers.  I hope that I can convey the excitement that I feel about the subject area to you, my students, and that you will find pleasure in reading, writing, grammar and mechanics the same way that I do.

I am excited about being a SFHS Bruin and looking forward to a great year ahead!

Let's Go Bruins!