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English Literature - Experienced: Skip Nicholson


Skip Nicholson taught high school English for 41 years, the last 20 as Head of English at South Pasadena High School in California, and served as a Visiting Associate in Rhetoric at the University of Illinois. He is currently an instructor in on-line courses in English literature, film, and education at the University of California, Riverside, Extension and a member of the Folger Shakespeare Library National Teacher Corps.

He has been a reader for the AP English Literature exam, an AP institute and workshop leader throughout the U.S. and Canada, and a Senior Reviewer for the College Board AP Course Audit. He leads accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

He was chair of the Secondary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English and sat on the NCTE Executive Committee. He has worked as a master teacher in Folger Shakespeare Library/NEH summer institutes, and is on the faculty of Shakespeare at the Huntington, a teaching institute at the Huntington Library. He has presented workshops and webinars for teachers for the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Shakespeare Globe Center and the English Speaking Union. He is coauthor of Fast Track to a 5 (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2010, 2015), and the consulting editor for five plays in National Textbook Company’s Shakespeare series: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He is a contributor to the Teacher’s Manual for Literature & Composition (Bedford/St Martin’s, 2011). He has been a featured speaker at the Long Beach Shakespeare Company and represented the U.S. as a keynote speaker at the Centrale de l’Enseignement du Québec in Quebec City.