Teaching & Learning


    Evelyn Hickman

    Elementary Reading


    Dr. Michelle Picard

    Middle & High School Reading




    The mission of the reading program in Loudoun County Public Schools is to teach all students to read and comprehend text to become independent readers, lifelong learners, and confident citizens for the 21st century.

    Loudoun Pathways to Reading and Writing provides kindergarten through fifth grade teachers and instructional specialists with a consistent, research and strategies-based framework of reading and writing instruction. The program incorporates the skills of spelling, writing, reading comprehension, phonics, and vocabulary. The Pathways multi-approach literacy framework helps teachers provide their students with specific skills to become better readers and writers. Books and educational supplies are used to support the elementary teachers and reading specialists in their implementation of a balanced and multi-approach literacy framework. 

    In middle and high school, literacy instruction (reading and writing) is infused into the teaching of the content. Middle school students are engaged in a locally developed program for reading and writing workshop entitled Literacy Journey. Students are able to participate in elective reading courses: Reading Strategies Workshop (grades 6-8); Accelerated Literacy (grade 7) or 21st Century Literacy Strategies (grades 9-12).

    Each school has the services of a reading specialist who assumes multiple roles such as coordinating the literacy program in the school, supporting teachers with instructional expertise, co-teaching with content teachers, coaching teachers, overseeing literacy assessment, and providing direct instruction to students in grades K-12 who are experiencing difficulty in reading.

    Contact Information


    21000 Education Court
    Ashburn, Virginia 20148


    PH: (571) 252-1468

    FX: (571) 252-1635



    Middle & High

    PH: (571) 252-1380
    FX: (571) 252-1633

Last Modified on September 3, 2019