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


Elementary English

Shaundalyn Thomas, Supervisor

Kelly Erickson, Inst. Specialist

Dennise Mann, Inst. Specialist

Elementary Content

Joe Tobin, Supervisor

Elementary Math

Lisa Coffman, Supervisor

Dawn Bailey, Inst. Specialist

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