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English Language Arts and Reading

The district English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) team is committed to support the teaching, learning, and effective literacy instruction. The ELAR elementary/secondary coordinators work together with teachers to implement and support the elements of the JISD Literacy Blueprint. The ELAR instructional specialists support our teachers and students by:

  • professional development sessions
  • model teaching
  • instructional coaching
  • collaborative lesson planning
  • participation in PLCs


Ydette Tovar
Elementary RLA Coordinator
 210-945-5101 x61220

Erica Adkins
Middle School ELAR Coordinator
(210) 945-1112

Jeanette Dear
High School ELAR Coordinator
(210) 945-5347


Middle School Students Summer Reading Suggestions Flyer
(Including students entering Honors English Classes Grades 6-8)

High School Students Summer Reading Suggestions Flyer
(Including students entering English I or English II Honors courses)

Advanced Academics for High School: 
Are You Planning on Taking AP English III-IV? 
See Reading Lists and Assignments for Each Campus Below.

Judson High School AP English

Judson High School IB Program

Wagner High School AP English

Veterans High School AP English