• English Language Arts  

    The purpose of Roanoke City Public Schools' literacy education is to provide a literacy foundation that enables students to become lifelong learners and contributing members and leaders of the global community.
    Our goals are to:
    • Ensure students are reading at or above grade level by the end of 3rd grade
    • Embed authentic literacy across all content areas
    • Effectively implement the Science of Reading
    • Have students read and write in every class every day
    • Structure classes so students can participate in communication and develop multimodal presentations
    • Inspire students to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts
    • Teach students to write in a variety of styles
    • Learn and practice research skills

    Download RCPS' Comprehensive Literacy Plan, which is in alignment with the Virginia Literacy Act, to learn more.

    Student writing in a notebook.

  • Supervisor of Elementary Reading Improvement & Instructional Coaches
    Rachel Floyd
    (540) 853-1747 | rafloyd@rcps.info

    Supervisor of Secondary Language Arts
    Dr. Lisa Renard-Spicer
    (540) 853-1415 | lrenardspicer@rcps.info
    Elementary Literacy Specialist
    Kayleigh Critzer
    (540) 853-2117 | kcritzer@rcps.info
    English Language Arts is part of Academics, which reports to:  

    Dr. Wendy Durham
    Executive Director of Literacy, Academics, & Targeted School Improvement  
    (540) 853-2090 | wdurham@rcps.info 

    Curriculum and academic departments are part of the Academics team, which reports to:

    Dr. Cyndi Williams
    Chief Academic & Accountability Officer
    (540) 853-6113 | cynthiawilliams@rcps.info