Mrs. Carmen Langston will join the North Little Rock School District as the Coordinator of Elementary Reading and Integrated Literacy. She comes to the NLRSD from the Little Rock School District, where she served as District Literacy Facilitator.
Mrs. Langston will begin this role on July 1.
In this role, Mrs. Langston will serve as the liaison between the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the school district. She will collaborate with classroom teachers in Pre-K through fifth grades and building-level leaders to develop and monitor a comprehensive elementary reading program that vertically aligns with secondary reading programs to improve teaching and learning.
“I am excited about joining the district and working with teachers and leadership to build their skill and understanding in the area of reading instruction,” said Mrs. Langston.
Prior to becoming a Literacy Facilitator in the Little Rock School District, Mrs. Langston served as a Reading Intervention Specialist at Brady Elementary. She also served as a Behavior Intervention Specialist and Kindergarten Teacher, respectively, at Romine Elementary School and George Washington Carver Magnet Elementary School. She taught Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades at Northside Elementary School in the Cabot School District.
Mrs. Langston’s professional career began as a Kindergarten Teacher at LISA Academy.
Mrs. Langston earned a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Arkansas.
“I welcome Mrs. Langston to the district, and I look forward to her leadership in the area of literacy,” said Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski, Superintendent of the North Little Rock School District.
The Coordinator of Elementary Reading and Integrated Literacy is one of the reorganized Central Office Administration positions in the North Little Rock School District, which Dr. Pilewski proposed in the NLRSD Central Office Administration Reorganization Plan (Phase I) and presented at the Regular Board Meeting in February. The plan was created to improve the level of services and support to school leaders and classroom teachers to drive continuous improvement in student learning.