• Class of 2017


       Ms. Tonya Cope
      Room 336
       English IV & AP English Lit
      Senior Class Advisor 
      National Honor Society Co-Advisor
      English Department Chairperson

    I am a 2001 graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. While there, I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and my 9-12 teaching  certification. I completed and earned the National Board Certification in English Language Arts in 2010. In order to improve my ability to increase student scores on the AP English Literature and Composition exam, I have also spent several weeks attending AP Summer Institute programs. 
    I have been teaching at Hugh M. Cummings, III High School since August of 2002. Over the course of that time, I have taught almost every English course offered. I do prefer to stick with the 11th and 12th graders, so the majority of my time has been with English III and IV. Cummings has become my second home, and the people I work with and the students I teach have become family. It is exciting to see my students progress throughout the year, and I ALWAYS encourage parent involvement. Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or concerns.