Mission

The Language Arts Program supports Prince William County Schools' vision that all students will learn to their fullest capacity. Central to Language Arts is the development of a continuum of literacy skills and strategies for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. This continuum includes processes critical to reading, writing, speaking, listening, information management, and the use of technology.

Vision

We, the language arts teachers of Prince William County Public Schools, hold forth this vision of the curriculum excellence we desire for all our students. As we work with each student, our goal each day is to implement a curriculum which is:

Developmentally Appropriate

The curriculum is developmental in two ways. It is responsive to social, emotional, physical, neurological, and intellectual growth of the student, taking into account background and experiences. The curriculum focuses on developing learning processes that students need for effective life-long learning.

Integrated

The curriculum provides a comprehensive and balanced approach to learning which establishes the interdependence of all subject areas in order to meet the needs of the whole child.

Challenging

The curriculum motivates students to achieve their full potential through creative, stimulating, and thought provoking learning experiences.

Meaningful

The curriculum is relevant, applicable, and effective in providing students the opportunity to set purposes for learning in meeting their needs within a changing society.

Dynamic

The curriculum stimulates thinking and reasoning which foster flexibility, excitement, and challenge to accommodate and adapt to the ever changing needs of a technological and mobile society.

Multicultural

The curriculum reflects and is responsive to the cultural diversity of this nation and our community so that students develop a sense of pride in their heritage, respect for others, and an awareness of global interdependence in all aspects of life, including the environment and the economy.

Aesthetic

The curriculum encourages learning experiences that enhance the self-worth of each student and develop a sense of appreciation for natural curiosity, creative exploration, and the fine arts.




Staff

Supervisor:
Elizabeth Davis
DavisEW@pwcs.edu

Secretary:  
Janice Thorpe
Thorpejx@pwcs.edu

Elementary Language Arts Coordinator:
Bridgett Brookbank
Brookbankbx@pwcs.edu

Administrative Coordinator for Secondary English Language Arts:
Sarah Crain
Crainse@pwcs.edu

Secondary Professional Development Specialist:
Ryan Holt
Holtrm@pwcs.edu

Phone:
703.791.7251

Fax: 
703.831.8755

Mail:
PO Box 389
Manassas, Virginia 20108

Shipping:
14715 Bristow Road
Manassas, Virginia 20112