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English Language Arts

The purpose of Roanoke City Public School literacy education is to provide a literacy foundation that enables students to become lifelong learners and contributing members and leaders of the global community.
  • 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
  • Read and write in every class everyday
  • Participate in communication and develop multimodal presentations
  • Read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Write in a variety of styles
  • Learn and practice research skills
Contact Information

Elementary District Literacy Specialists 
Kayleigh Critzer
Kacey Sterne

Supervisor of Elementary Reading Improvement and Instructional Coaches
Rachel Floyd

Supervisor of Secondary Language Arts
Lisa Renard-Spicer

English Language Arts is led by:

Greg Johnston

Executive Director of Academics
(540) 853.2300
[email protected]

English Language Arts is part of the Academic teams, which reports to:

Archie Freeman

Chief Academic Officer
(540) 853.6113
[email protected]

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502