English Language Arts

The West Hartford English curriculum is comprised of full-year freshman, sophomore and junior courses plus a variety of full-year and semester courses for seniors. While courses vary in content, focus, and level of difficulty, these skills - literature and language study, writing, and critical thinking - receive careful attention in every course. In addition to helping students develop interest and proficiency in these areas, English teachers provide students with extended and individual assistance through the teacher-student conferences, portfolio work, and preparation for graduation requirements. 

After completing the required English 9 and English 10 courses, students choose among the elective offerings for a program suitable to their preparation for college or career. To meet district and state requirements, all students must earn four English credits. Three of those credits must be earned in full-year courses.

ENGLISH COURSES AND DESCRIPTIONS

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Staff

Rory Bryan

English Teacher

Emily Genser

English Teacher

Tanya Kempf

English Teacher

Cori Krause

English Teacher

Natalie Leake

English Teacher

Kristina Ortiz

English Teacher

Thomas Paleologopoulos

English Language Arts Department Supervisor

Ramona Piretti

English Teacher

Kristen Rubin

English Teacher

TJ Rush

English Teacher

Michael Stepensky

English Teacher

Ashley Theroux-Hui

English Teacher

Cynthia Vranich

English Teacher

Anna Wolczacki

English Teacher