Connie Karthaus, Elementary Curriculum Director
    Patricia Clemmons, Secretary

    The office of elementary curriculum handles the following learning areas:

    • Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)
    • Early Learning Labs
    • Elementary Curriculum, K-6
    • Elementary Scholars Bowl
    • Elementary Art & Music
    • Pre-K
    • Pupil Support Team, K-6
    • Response to Instruction, K-6
    • School Improvement
    • Title I
    • Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) prior to 2020 adoption


    The Alabama Literacy Act, Phase I, published in June 2020, outlines Alabama's journey to reading success for our children. The main purpose of the act is to ensure that children learn to read by the end of their third grade.

    Click here to access and read the Alabama Literacy Act Implementation Guide.

    K-3 Families click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Alabama Literacy Act.


    For more information about Elementary Education, please call 256-760-1300.