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DCS Elementary Education
 Amanda Samples, Executive Director of Elementary Education
Amanda Samples, Executive Director of Elementary Education
Related Documents:
Kindergarten Report Card 2018-2019
First Grade Report Card 2018-19

As the Executive Director of Elementary Education, I support all administrators and teachers in our primary, elementary, and intermediate schools to ensure our students are growing and exceling in all academic and social-emotional areas while creating a passion for learning. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for our students. We are also dedicated to providing curriculum and instruction which best supports students as they grow as learners beginning with their first school experiences in Kindergarten. When our students conclude their elementary years at the end of the fifth grade, our goal is for all students to have the foundational and leadership skills to excel during their secondary years in DeSoto County Schools.

Welcome to DeSoto County Schools. Please contact me if I can be of assistance in anyway. Be sure to visit all of our informational links for more information on our programs and instructional practices.

Amanda Samples,
Executive Director
Office:  (662) 429-5271
Email:  amanda.samples@dcsms.org

 


 

The Mississippi Dept. of Education has released K-5 Family Guides to Success in order to help you and your child succeed. 
Click here to access those guides.

Mississippi Literacy Based Promotion Act

The 2013 legislative session the Literacy Based Promotion Act, the primary goal is to create proficient readers by the third grade.  This law requires all third graders to pass the Mississippi  or they will not be promoted to the fourth grade unless the student meets the good cause exemption criteria.  Click on the links to learn more about this legislation.

2016-17 DCS Literacy-Based Annual Report

Literacy-Based Promotion Act  Parents As Partners Video

http://mdestream.mde.k12.ms.us/aso/LBPA_Parent_Session.mp4

Parent Read-at-Home Plan

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/docs/curriculum-and-instructions-library/parent-read-at-home-plan_mde_lbpa.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Helping Your child Learn to Read – A Parent Guide (K-3)

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/files/PutReadingFirst_ParentGuide.pdf


Meet the Elementary Specialists
Dee Thompson pic Christy Bennett pic
Dee Thompson
Literacy Specialist,
Elementary Schools

(662) 449-7256
Email:
dee.thompson@dcsms.org

Christy Bennett
Math Specialist,
Elementary Schools

(662) 449-7260
Email:
christy.bennett@dcsms.org

Alex Nosef
Math Specialist,
Elementary Schools

(662) 449-7148
Email:
alex.nosef@dcsms.org

Jennifer Potts
Language Arts Specialist,
Elementary Schools

(662) 449-7148
Email:
jennifer.potts@dcsms.org

 

 


Video Lessons

 

  • Tamara Cumberland (Hope Sullivan Elementary)

         *1st grade, Benchmark Assessment

  • Betsy Copeland (Pleasant Hill Elementary)

         *1st grade, Reading Workshop - Compare/Contrast

  • Misty Vanderburg (Lewisburg Primary)

         *Kindergarten, Writing Workshop - Using Diagrams in Non-fiction Writing

  • Kim Alexander (Walls Elementary)

         *4th grade, Reading Workshop - Character Traits 

  • Kim Tretham (Hope Sullivan Elementary)

         *2nd grade, Guided Reading

 

 

 

 

 

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