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English Language Arts (ELA)


To provide instruction that develops 21st century literacy skills to empower each student to become a lifelong learner and a meaningful contributor to our global community.

Belief Statements

Lifelong learners will…

  • demonstrate proficiency in literacy skills through a variety of assessments;
  • communicate effectively through speaking and writing while considering and honoring various perspectives;
  • read and respond to a variety of genres and multiple perspectives;
  • expand their vocabulary and knowledge base through independent reading;  
  • access, evaluate, and accurately use media and technology;
  • develop and use creativity and critical thinking skills;
  • connect and contribute skills from the classroom to the global community;    
  • monitor progress and adjust learning to reach goals.

Early Childhood-12th Grade English Language Arts Curriculum Cycle Committee (2017)



Jamie Nord
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services - Elementary
(763) 241-3400

Kari Rock
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services - Secondary
(763) 241-3400

Kelly Corbett
Director of Teaching & Learning   
(763) 241-3400 x1205

Ashley Buhay
Sr Administrative Asst - Teaching & Learning   
(763) 241-3400 x5000 

Kristin Hall
Curriculum Specialist 
(763) 241-3400 x5029

Becky Herbert
Curriculum Specialist 
(763) 241-3400 x5002

Nichole Abernathy
Curriculum Specialist
(763) 241-3400 x 5004

Kim Boyer
Curriculum Specialist
(763) 241-3400 x 5005

Rachel Drapeau
Curriculum Specialist
(763) 241-3400 x 5006

Leah Sams
Curriculum Specialist
(763) 241-3400 x 5013