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Mrs. Melaika Brown
Elementary Supervisor

Mrs. Jaclynn Lightsey
Secondary Supervisor

Phone: 240-740-4006

English Language Arts Staff



All students receive instruction in grade-level content and skills, along with appropriate scaffolds and supports, in order to become skillful readers and communicators empowered to navigate an increasingly complex and information-rich world.

Enduring Understandings

  • Language is a powerful tool for expressing ideas, beliefs, and feelings.
  • Knowledge of language facilitates thought. 
  • Readers, listeners, and viewers continually develop and apply strategies to construct meaning from increasingly complex and challenging texts. 
  • Writers and speakers strategically use language to communicate for a variety of purposes. 
  • Individuals need advanced literacy skills to participate actively and successfully in today’s demanding, information-based society. 
  • Literature reveals the complexities of the world.


Parent/Caregiver Resources

MCPS is excited to announce the adoption of Amplify CKLA (Pre K-5) as its English Language Arts Curriculum for the 2024-2025 School Year.