Mr. Byron Bailey

Phone: 757 868-7123 ext 4710


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English, Portland State University M.A. English, Portland State University Teacher Certification, Old Dominion University

Mr. Byron Bailey

Welcome to English 12 / English 12 Dual Enrollment. I'm looking forward to my sixth year at PHS in 2019-20.

About 12 DE:

This is our second year offering English 12 DE at PHS. This is essentially an English 12 Honors class, but more rigorous. It is adjusted to require much more writing and reading so as to comply with College Composition I and II at TNCC. If you have not taken an Honors or AP English class before, be prepared for a good deal more work. Students who do not pass semester 1 will not be allowed to enroll in semester 2. If you doubt your ability to keep up with an extensive reading and writing course, you might be better off in standard English 12.

About me:

Prior to teaching high school English, my jobs included construction worker, retail salesperson, landscaper, dishwasher, oyster-shucker, musician, real estate agent, cook, telemarketer, and university instructor. I hope that my experiences in different career paths as well as my expertise in my subject area will be useful to you. 

Google Classroom:


Check the Google Classroom page for assignments, handouts, and descriptions of what we did in class. There is a 4th Period English 12 page, a 6th Period English 12 page, and an English 12 DE page.

If you miss a day, check your Google page before asking me about it. Share documents and assignments with me in the appropriate assignment page on Google Classroom or email me at It is always best to enter Google Classroom through your school email, NOT your private Gmail account.