Welcome to our Homepage. Our names (left to right) are Kay D. Broughton, Laura P. Colo, and Linda H. Thompson--we make up the PreK-12 Language Arts/Reading/ESOL Department for The School District of Escambia County.
We are very interested in sharing information with other teachers and administrators who are interested in these topics.
We have just completed and distributed our first draft of the Escambia County PreK-12 Curriculum Guide and our teachers are reviewing the draft and correlating their lesson plans to the new Sunshine State Standards. In 1994, educators from around the state began a process to rewrite the Curriculum Frameworks in seven major disciplines (Language Arts, Foreign Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Wellness, and Fine Arts) The new Florida Curriculum Frameworks contain information for curriculum and instruction planners in the districts to use as Florida enters the 21st century where our schools, staff, and students will be assessed on what they "know and can do."
We are offering inservice training to our teachers to assist them in implementing the new benchmarks; with an emphasis on specific strategies like CRISS, Power Writing, SOAR, Lifesavers-strategies that teach reading, writing, listening and thinking skills across the curriculum.
Kay D. Broughton is a Elementary Language Arts and ESOL Specialist with several years of exprerience. (I don't want to give away my age.) Here are some of my greatest pleasures: my daughter who attends the University of Florida; my husband, Jim (who also has a homepage with Miami Museum of Science); my dog Thai, a Shar-pei; my cat Sasha, a Siamese; tatting, gardening and many more. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura P. Colo is the newest member of this trio. With ten years teaching experience, I have experience in reading instruction for PreK-12. My personal interests include birdwatching, sailing, gardening, origami,and cooking. In addition, I enjoy NASCAR racing and have a beautiful, 140 pound Newfoundland dog named Noof. Contact me at email@example.com
Linda H. Thompson is the Secondary (6-12) Language Art Specialist and I have been in Escambia county schools for 30 years. In addition to Lang. Arts, Foreign Language, Speech and Drama, I have responsibility for district academic tournaments (District All Stars / Cox Communications Academic Challenge / and the Gulf Coast Academic Invitational Tournament at the University of West Florida). My husband and I both hit the BIG 50 this year, and we are beginning to look forward to retirement and travel in not too distant future. My children (ages 27,23, and 17) are all products of the Escambia County school system and are making us proud. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucky us! We live in the Florida Panhandle (Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties) which is sometimes called The Emerald Coast. Pensacola is the home of the Navy Blue Angels, the Naval Aviation Museum, the Seville Historic District, and plenty of beautiful sugar-white beaches.
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