District Literacy Specialists
Alisa Garner
John Thompson
Angela Wimberly

Middle School Language Arts Writing Coordinator
Shelly Atkins

The purpose of Roanoke City Public School literacy education is to 
graduate fluent, effective communicators who will:
  • demonstrate mastery of the skills necessary to succeed in their future workplace
  • be able to access, evaluate, and synthesize information
  • use critical and creative written, spoken, and visual communication forms
  • enjoy and appreciate the craft of language expression
And use language to:
  • develop their own knowledge and potential
  • give form and substance to their thoughts
  • understand themselves and others
  • interact effectively with others
  • deliver quality work and effectively participate in local, state, national, and world communities
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