English Department Faculty – 2015-2016
Mrs. Kelly Kawalek
District Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction for Language Arts Literacy
M.A. Educational Leadership, The
B.A. Education and Psychology,
E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (609) 538 – 9800, ext. 2156
Ms. Nicole Bailey-Williams
M.Ed. Secondary Education,
Mr. Drew Besler
M.A. Educational Administration,
Mrs. Cara DiMeglio
Ms. Stephanie Drum
Mr. Thomas Faherty
Mrs. Melissa GinsburgM.A. English Literature,
Mrs. Heather Kulick
Mrs. Kelly Masterson
B.A. English Literature,
Mrs. Danielle Miller
B.A. English Secondary Education;
B.A. Communications: Television & Theater
Production, The College of New Jersey
Mrs. Megan Soltysik
B.A. English, The
English I, Conv. Writing, and Creative Writing
Ms. Lauren Wood
Language Arts Course Offerings
Ninth Grade – English I
Tenth Grade – English II
Eleventh Grade – English III
Twelfth Grade – English IV
Placement into levels is based on three criteria:
Language Arts – Reading grade,
Language Arts –Writing grade, and
NJASK 8 score for Language Arts Literacy.
Honors – A student who is self-motivated, can think critically and is an independent
learner should succeed at this academic level. Students are expected to read extensively
and then apply and synthesize theinformation. Students are also expected to be able to
write multi-paragraph pieces of narrative and expository writing.
Prerequisites are listed in thecurriculum guide.
Level 1 – Studentsare expected to read literature appropriate to their grade-level on a
regularbasis. Students should also be familiar with the multi-paragraph essay and would
benefit from instruction in idea development, organization, sentence fluency, and conventions.
Prerequisites are listed in the curriculum guide.
Essentials – Students at this level read and write on a daily basis and benefit from the
structured application of reading and writing skills. Constant reinforcement in the writing
process, including idea development, organization, and the self-editing of usage and mechanics,
occurs on a regular basis. Research skills are also emphasized.
Prerequisites are listed inthe curriculum guide.
Advanced Placement Literature/Composition (meets English IV requirement)
African American Experience in Literature
Frescoes (all grades)
This is the
Students are encouraged to submit short stories, poetry, essays, and other writings.
This magazine is published at the end of the school year.
Aspirations (all grades)
This is a literary/art magazine published each year by
The college invites high school students to participate in this competition.
The college hosts a recognition program every year.
Venture (all grades)
This is a literary arts magazine at
The college invites high school students to submit essays, short stories, and poems.
Winners will be considered for publication in Venture.
Students with an interest in journalism are invited to participate in writing
for the school newspaper. Students who enroll in Journalism class assume
the responsibility of writing, publishing, formatting, and distributing this school newspaper.