English Department
Mr. Laconi
11 & 12th Grade, English, IB English

CUNY Queens College (BA English), 2007
CUNY Queens College (MS. Ed.), 2012

Favorite Books: Macbeth by William Shakespeare, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


Favorite Quote: “The mark of the immature man is that wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”‘ - Wilhelm Stekel 

                            Contact Mr. Laconi:

Email | RLaconi@khalilgibranhs.org


Mr. Elmaliki
9th-12th Grade English

Mercy College (M.S. Ed.), 2011

Favorite Books: The Iliad by Homer,The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang 

Favorite Quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." Martin Luther King Jr.

Contact Ms. Elmaliki:
Email |
AElmaliki@khalilgibranhs.org
Ms. Dougé
9 & 10th Grade

Wagner College (BA English and French) 2013
Hunter College (MS. Ed.), 2014

Favorite Books: 
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Favorite Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” - Maya Angelou

Contact Ms. Dougé:
Email | MDouge@khalilgibranhs.org

Ms. Burrell-Stinson
9th-12th ENL
Columbia College, Columbia University 1995
The New School,(MS. Ed.), 2000
Lehman College,
(MA TESOL),2007

Favorite Books: 
In Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust,Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Favorite Quote: ""Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.'' -Joan Didion"

Contact Ms. Burrell-Stinson:
Email | KStinson@khalilgibranhs.org

Mr. Joanis
9th-12th ENL
Rutgers University (Bachelors in English and Psychology), 2014
CUNY City College of New York (MA TESOL), 2018

Favorite Books: 
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Favorite Quote: ""Nothing ventured, nothing gained." - Benjamin Franklin

Contact Mr. Joanis:
Email | FJoanis@khalilgibranhs.org