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English Language Arts
English Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It builds in complexity and difficulty as a student moves from grade to grade so that the student will be ready for the demands of college- and career- level reading.
English Language Arts Curriculum Writers

Curriculum writers play a vital role in the instruction of our students. Our curriculum writers are responsible for working with their grade level colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate the subject area scope and sequence. Additionally, curriculum writers periodically attend meetings at the end of the school day where they receive information and share ideas with other curriculum writers. They, in turn, then disseminate information from these meetings to their grade level colleagues.  Curriculum writers also provide training for their campuses when needed.  Our English Language Arts Curriculum Writers include:

Kindergarten Center

Kindergarten - Libby Farabee, Lori Isaacks

Primary School

1st Grade - Holly McCreight

Elementary School North

2nd Grade - Vanessa Simon
3rd Grade - Lillian Pope, Kristina Baggett
4th Grade - Krystal Farmer
5th Grade - Tiffany Woodward 

Elementary School South

2nd Grade - Melissa McCartney
3rd Grade - Lorena Lankford, Renee Carroll
4th Grade - Courtney Davis
5th Grade - Jeannine Wilson

Middle School North

6th Grade - Heather Young
7th Grade - Melissa Castillo 
8th Grade - Kelly Brown

Middle School South

6th Grade - Chloe Yowell
7th Grade - Katrina Goodman
8th Grade - Hannah Arnold

High School

English I - JoAnn Fisher, Ashley Talbott
English II - Kelly Collins, Jami Navarre
English III - Sarah Guarnere, Kelli Rinando, Shelia Taylor
English IV - Lisa Andrus, Kay Houston

Protected Novel List Grades 2 - 12

The purpose of the Protected Novel List is:

  • To communicate readings between levels
  • To identify those works approved by the district Language Arts team

Each spring, the Protected Novel List is reviewed by the campus Language Arts department/grade level.  At that time, the department/grade level discusses and determines novels that need to be moved to another level. 

Reading Selection Approval Request
Teachers wanting to read a novel not currently on the Protected Novel List for their grade level/course, will be required to submit a Reading Selection Approval Request.
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