McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School. 
McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body.

English

“Before I attended McCallie, I thought that reading and writing were chores. At McCallie I discovered the joy of the written word.” -- McCallie Alum
 
How do boys learn to think clearly, write persuasively and read critically? First and foremost boys learn through thinking clearly and critically about the world around them and their experiences in it and by taking the risk to share their insights about those experiences.
 
McCallie boys read a range of engaging works of literature and non-fiction that enriches both their analytical and creative skills. They are challenged through literature and class discussions to develop ethical opinions on a myriad of subjects and to defend those opinions logically, persuasively, and thoughtfully. By learning the fundamentals of the writing process and exploring a variety of challenging writing styles and audiences, boys learn to share their thoughts confidently and clearly with the world around them.

Courses

Meet the Faculty

Tim Chakwin

Tim Chakwin

Titles: Dean of Students, English Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Kutztown University
M.S.T., University of New Hampshire
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David Cook

David Cook

Titles: English Teacher
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Sam Currin

Sam Currin

Class of 2003
Titles: English Department Head, English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of the South
M.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Stevie Ray Dallimore

Stevie Ray Dallimore

Titles: Director of Drama Program, Fine Arts Teacher
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Ken Henry

Ken Henry

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Hank Hopping

Hank Hopping

Titles: Upper School Principal, English Teacher
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Kathaleen Hughes

Kathaleen Hughes

Titles: English Teacher, Learning Center Specialist
Degrees: BA, Wheaton College
MA, Northwestern University
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Cleve Latham

Cleve Latham

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., M.S., Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
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Chet LeSourd

Chet LeSourd

Class of 1972
Titles: English Teacher, Caldwell Chair of English Composition, Burns Dorm Head
Degrees: B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Middlebury College
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Steve Reno

Steve Reno

Titles: English Teacher
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Eamon Thornton

Eamon Thornton

Class of 2002
Titles: English Teacher, Hutcheson Dorm Head
Degrees: B.A., Hampden-Sydney College
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Erin Tocknell

Erin Tocknell

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
M.F.A., West Virginia University
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Adam Tolar

Adam Tolar

Class of 1996
Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Indiana University
M.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Trey Tucker

Trey Tucker

Class of 1998
Titles: Associate Director of Counseling, English Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Florida
M.B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.A., Liberty University
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