Elementary Curriculum

The Newport News Public Schools Elementary Curriculum is designed to engage the hearts and minds of our learners. Students will:

  • Build community through collaboration, developing relationships, and acknowledging other perspectives
  • Make connections across the content and to their world outside the classroom
  • Communicate their learning effectively
  • Exercise voice and choice to personalize their work
  • Develop confidence and competence in all academic standards


Grades PK-1

AnneMarie Hanrahan, Inst. Specialist

Ashley Fairbanks, Instructional Coach

Grades 2-3

Lori Wall, Supervisor

Shaundalyn Thomas, Inst. Specialist

Lisa Coffman, Instructional Coach

Grades 4-5

Kelly Kent-Johnson, Supervisor

Joe Tobin, Inst. Specialist

Arlene Ashe, Instructional Coach

Tenets of Literacy: 1. Read every day. 2. Read independently. 3. Read with someone. 4. Read to someone. 5. Talk about what you've read. 6. Write every day. 7. Write about what you know. 8. Write to explore new learning. 9. Share your writing. 10. Learn a new word every day.

Are You? 1. Creating caring classroom communities 2. Connecting concepts across the day 3. Providing opportunities for effective student communication

Can You? Evaluate, Create, Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze