English language arts are integrative, interactive ways of communicating that develop through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. They are the means through which one is able to receive information, think logically and creatively, express ideas, understand and participate meaningfully in spoken, written, and non-verbal communications, formulate and answer questions, and search for, organize, evaluate, and apply information. As such, the goal of the Rahway English language arts program is to provide students with rich, rigorous learning experiences that address literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as 21st-century skills in research, technology, and media. The standards-based curriculum allows students to explore the world around them through integrated reading and writing programs. Students are encouraged to read a wide range of texts and to write for a variety of audiences. Through the study of English language arts, all students will develop the skills necessary to carry them into adulthood as contributing members of 21st-century society: critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.
Dr. Leslie Septor
Program Supervisor of Literacy
Dr. Septor joined the Rahway Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction team in January 2019. Prior to working in Rahway, Dr. Septor worked as a Supervisor of Humanities, a Middle School Language Arts teacher, and a Literacy Coach. Dr. Septor earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. Additionally, Dr. Septor holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and a Bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education.