Language Arts


Candace Arthur
ELAR Grades K-1

Stephanie Tellez
ELAR Grades 3-4 / 4th Connect Specialist

Carla Jano Defez
ELAR ESL/Bilingual Grades PK-3

Rolando Merchan
Dual Language K-4 & Bilingual/ESL 4th

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.