English Language Arts/Literacy

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2021-22 BCSD Literacy Plan

Beaufort County School District is committed to providing an effective literacy program so that all students become literate across all content areas. Students must be able to read fluently, analyze and use information. They must learn to communicate, create, collaborate, and critically think to possess the understanding, skills, and dispositions needed for successful entry into college, career or military service.

The goal of the Beaufort County School District Literacy Plan is to raise student literacy achievement (language, writing, reading, listening and speaking) across content areas with the following three objectives:

  • Implement research-based instructional practices delivered in tiered leveled, literacy-rich environments that include real-world student experiences.
  • Provide high quality professional development for educators to ensure all students have access to teachers who are prepared to teach to the levels of rigor required by South Carolina Standards.
  • Foster partnerships with stakeholders to promote 21st century literacy in all classrooms

It is my pleasure to serve as the PK-12 Director of Literacy.  Please don’t hesitate to email me, Melissa Murray, Director of Literacy, or call (843) 322-5406, with questions or concerns.

District Literacy Coach
Adrienne Sutton

Elementary School Literacy Coaches

Sheryl Mack
Beaufort Elementary

Jenny Richardson
Bluffton Elementary

Geneva Young
Broad River Elementary

Norma Evans
Coosa Elementary

Jayne Gammons
Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center

Crystal Carrington
Hilton Head Island Elementary

Cora Lugo
Hilton Head Island School for the
Creative Arts

Delphine Gillard
Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary

Marsha White
Lady’s Island Elementary

Alison Hall
M.C. Riley Elementary

Rebecca (Eula) Kirkpatrick
Mossy Oaks Elementary

Laura Phillips
Okatie Elementary

Susan Seckinger
Port Royal Elementary

Michelle Parisi
Pritchardville Elementary

Kelly Wersler
Red Cedar Elementary

Devon Milling
St. Helena Elementary

Lana Bates
Whale Branch Elementary


Middle School Literacy Coaches

Tracy Sands
Beaufort Middle School

Allison Baumgardner
Bluffton Middle

Kathleen Harper
Hilton Head Island Middle School

TBD
H.E. McCracken

Pretel Simmons and Maxine Chisolm
Lady’s Island Middle School

Terri Morris
River Ridge Academy

Cherie Simon
Robert Smalls International Academy

Tamekia Ford
Whale Branch Middle School

High School Literacy Coaches

John Landa
Beaufort High

Amalia Jones
Battery Creek High

Margaret Rada
Bluffton High

TBD
Hilton Head Island High

TBD
May River High

Lynn Garrett
Whale Branch Early College High