New Jersey
Language Arts Literacy
Curriculum Framework

Acknowledgements

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) gratefully acknowledges the thoughtful contributions and outstanding efforts of the many educators, parents, and citizens who have worked on this project. We especially wish to note with appreciation those who served on the task force that developed this document; our partner organizations, New Jersey Network (NJN), and Elizabeth G. Christopherson, NJN Executive Director; and the state's professional associations, both within and outside the area of language arts literacy.

Language Arts Literacy Curriculum Framework Task Force
 
 
Leadership Team
Dr. June Birnbaum Research Consultant
Roseanne Hiatt Harris Project Coordinator
Dr. Jill Lewis Field-based Educator
   
Writing Team
Chrystena Chrzanowski North Arlington School District
Claudia Consigny Rutgers, The State University
Linda DiMezza Wanaque School District
Dr. Kevin Donohue Dumont School District
Charlene Hoverter Belmar School District
Mary Joan Hulsart Howell Township School District
Dr. Barbara King-Shaver Secondary Team Facilitator
South Brunswick School District
Dr. Robert Knoll Highland Park School District
Cynthia Mershon West Windsor-Plainsboro School District
Dr. Joanne Monroe Flemington-Raritan School District
Gloria Rahn New Brunswick School District
Mary Ann Reilly Middle-level Team Facilitator
Newark School District
Sharon Richman South Brunswick School District
Siobhan Ryan Belmar School District
Joy Schmitz Byram Township School District
Allison Trimarco New Jersey Network
Dr. Daniel Walters Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School
Dr. Martin White Elementary Team Facilitator
Madison School District
   
Review Team
Dr. Diane Bloom Eatontown School District
Dr. Richard Buddemeier Trenton School District
Helen Comba Chatham School District
Dr. Marylu Coviello Lenape Valley Regional High School District
Beverly DiGeronimo Watchung Hills Regional High School District
Martha Gibbons Pennsauken School District
Dr. Tina Gordon Middletown Township School District
Stephanie Harakal New Jersey Network
Marjorie Horowitz (retired) Montclair School District
Mary Jane McNally Basking Ridge High School District
William Pabst Long Branch School District
Flory Perrini (retired) Teaneck School District
Dr. Joanne Pitman New Egypt School District
Carol Reynolds Pleasantville School District
Catherine Snyder Highland Park School District
Dr. Miriam Staloff East Brunswick School District
Dr. Jean Voorhees NJDOE
Marsha Wilkerson City of Orange School District
   
Learning Disabilities Team
Peggy Thorpe Team Facilitator
NJDOE
Tong-ya Anderson Hillsborough Township School District
Merry Barbire Rutherford School District
Vivian Brown Newark School District
Agnes DeVane North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District
Audrey Ferraro Millstone Township School District
Sandy Fetters Lindenwold School District
Robin Garrabrant Bridgewater-Raritan School District
Martha Hanson Black Horse Pike Regional School District
Jennifer Midura Perth Amboy School District
Lisa Owen Black Horse Pike Regional School District
Linda Rockmaker Woodbridge School District
Deardra Rosenberg West Morris Regional School District
Ellen Siers Winslow Township School District
Barbara Stubbs Clearview Regional School District
Kathleen Vecchione Millburn School District
Paula Weiner Marlboro Township School District
Joyce Wirpsza Lower Township School District
   
Limited English Proficiency Team
Raquel Sinai Team Facilitator
NJDOE
Terry Alonso Union City School District
Maureen Blannos Passaic School District
Joan Bornheimer New Brunswick School District
Dr. Connie Cochran Consultant
Janet Fogg Passaic School District
Judie Hayes River Edge School District
Lourdes Hyland West New York School District
Susan Litt Union Township School District
Ellie Murray Old Bridge Township School District
Carol Varrallo Vineland School District
Frances T. Vives Elizabeth School District
Elizabeth Willaum Englewood School District
   
Exceptionally Able Learners
Roberta Carol NJDOE
   
Cross-Content Workplace Readiness
Ann DiGiacomo NJDOE
   
Graphic Design
Fred Ehmann Designer
New Jersey Network
Bruce Garrity Cover Illustration
Nancy Schmidt Cover Design
Steve Oleszek New Jersey Network
Ed Yungmann New Jersey Network