Kelly Gionti has been teaching English at LACJ for the past 11 years, and currently teaches English 11 and AP English Literature. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and masters degrees in Journalism and English Education. Prior to teaching, she worked in book publishing at Simon & Schuster. Her favorite books to teach are The Great Gatsby, Shakespeare’s plays, and Jane Eyre. In her spare time, Ms. Gionti enjoys traveling with her husband, baking cookies, reading, and theatre.