English/Language Arts Teachers Rachel Cangialosi Melissa Casey Colleen Gerber Teresa Hoover Michael Kirkham Jennifer Lovett Alicia Lynch Kristi McConnell Michelle Robinson-Snyder Thomas Samuel Amber Seiler Jennifer Spangler Jeff Williams Tyler Wonders Emily Wolszczenski Courses English 9 College Prep English 9 Honors English 9 English 10 HACC English 101 HACC English 102 College Prep English 10 Honors English 10 English 11 College Prep English 11 Honors English 11 English 12 College Prep English 12 AP English 12 Department Overview It is the commitment of the DCTS English/Language Arts Department to provide students with instruction and opportunities to develop and grow their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills via a standards- based curriculum. The department strives to deliver effective instruction with emphasis on the development of the soft skills, critical thinking skills, reading comprehension, and writing skills, that will serve students in both career and post-secondary settings. These skills are cultivated through our standards- based curriculum utilizing all forms of traditional and non-traditional, as well as fiction and non-fiction texts. Our students demonstrate their learning and growth through various means of multiple assessments including project based assessments and real world problem solving activities. DCTS ELA instructors endeavor to create dynamic classes that allow students with different learning styles to demonstrate their knowledge acquisition through a variety of methods.