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Kelly Brown, Director of K-12 English Language Arts

Kelly Brown

Director of English Language Arts K-12


Every aspect of life depends on the ability to communicate effectively. Fayetteville Public Schools provide students with a broad range of opportunities to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Teachers use a variety of formal, informal, fiction, and nonfiction texts to cultivate students' ability to think critically about information. While also learning how to craft messages based on their audience, purpose, and message

Fayetteville Public Schools teachers follow the revised  Arkansas K-12 English Language Arts Standards and The Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E. Arkansas) initiative that is required in the 2017 Right to Read Act which ensures that teachers who play critical roles in reading instruction are properly trained in the science of reading.  This act was amended in 2019 and required school districts to use DESE-approved curriculum programs for students in kindergarten through sixth grade that support the science of reading and are based on literacy instruction that is explicit, systematic, cumulative, and diagnostic. 

If you would like to know more about your child’s curriculum please reach out to their teacher!

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