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English Language Arts

Mission Statement

The English Language Arts Department at the Galvin Middle School strives to help students develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills in alignment with the Massachusetts English/Language Arts & Literacy Curriculum Frameworks, and in preparation for success in our ever changing world.  Our work seeks to provide opportunities for all our learners to see themselves in the texts we read and in the work we do.  Additionally, we strive to convey what Anne Frank expressed, the notion that “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same," and we use fiction, nonfiction, discussion, media, and writing to explore that idea. 

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ELA and Reading Staff

Kristi Canavan

GMS Teacher, English

Alexandra Gunning

GMS Teacher, English

Julie Ghostlaw

GMS Teacher, English

Julie Hall

GMS Teacher, Reading

Brian Hickox

GMS Teacher, English

Maureen Holland

GMS Teacher, English

Kathryn Johnston

GMS Teacher, English

Lisa Kaminski

GMS Teacher/Dept. Advisor, English

Jennifer McAteer

GMS Teacher, Reading

Kimberly Seaver

GMS Teacher, Reading

Courtney Shaughnessy

GMS Teacher, English

Nancy Stockwell-Alpert

GMS Librarian, Library

Canton High School

900 Washington Street
P: 781-821-5050
F: 781-821-5052

Galvin Middle School

55 Pecunit Street
P: 781-821-5070
F: 781-575-6509

Hansen Elementary

25 Pecunit Street
P: 781-821-5085
F: 781-575-6552

JFK Elementary

100 Dedham Street
P: 781-821-5080
F: 781-575-6543

Luce Elementary

45 Independence Street
P: 781-821-5075
F: 781-575-6528

Rodman EC Program

960 Washington Street
P: 781-821-5060
F: 339-502-7910