Admin

Language Arts

Elementary


Candace Arthur
ELAR Grades K-1
713-740-0880
carthur@pasadenaisd.org

Traci Powell
ELAR Grades 2-4
713-740-0906
tpowell@pasadenaisd.org

Carla Jano Defez
ELAR ESL/Bilingual Grades PK-3
713-740-0227
CJanoDefez@pasadenaisd.org

Rolando Merchan
Dual Language K-4 & Bilingual/ESL 4th
713-740-0071
rmerchan@pasadenaisd.org



Our Mission

The Pasadena Independent School District’s philosophy of literacy embraces the objectives of effective literacy teaching and learning, utilizing an explicit PreK-4 plan that reflects this philosophy. Teaching students to read is the top priority for Pasadena ISD. To achieve success in developing strong literacy skills that contribute to a student's ability to make personal connections to the world, the district supports a comprehensive literacy plan. This plan includes explicit strategies in literacy skills, reading comprehension, writing techniques, speaking and listening practices, as well as on-going authentic assessment beyond standardized testing.