Educational Philosophy
Proficiency in English is an essential component of education in the United States. An ability to understand and communicate in English is fundamental to the preservation of our democratic system and to the well-being of its citizens.
Guiding Principles
An essential component of education and the learning process is the development of proficiency in the arts of language. The ability to articulate and respond to complex ideas is a requirement of participatory citizenship and ultimately allows each of us to be more fully human.
  • Speak and write clear, idiomatic English.
  • Engage in the writing process, from pre-writing to editing and peer feedback to revision.
  • Develop voice and depth in both personal and literary papers
  • Develop confidence, independence and critical judgment relative to one's own work.
  • Understand as fully as possible what is read.
  • Increase understanding of self and others through literature.
  • Develop standards of judgment and taste in literature.
  • Find enduring pleasure and value in reading good books.
To meet the requirements of the English Department, each student will complete a four-year program.   Read the Program of Studies for detailed descriptions of English courses.
Authors Corner: Author's Corner is a webpage where teachers have submitted personal narratives from students of all grades that demonstrate strong personal reflection. We hope you enjoy the selections!
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Department Leader
Dianne Telicki 
Telephone: (978)264-4700 extension 3477
Fax: (978)266-1133
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