Welcome to

Portsmouth Public Schools

Office of English

Dr. Helen W. Taylor
Coordinator of English

Office:  (757)393-8884
Email:    Helen.taylor@pps.k12.va.us

Our vision statement: 

"Portsmouth teachers of reading are committed
to providing students with outstanding instruction
in all areas of English education with a concentrated
emphasis on the five core areas of reading instruction:

1.  Phonemic awareness
2.  Phonics
3.  Vocabulary
4.  Comphrehension
5.  Fluency

By working together, PPS schools, families, and 
community members will ensure that our children
develop proficiency in reading, as well as a joy of reading
and writing that will assure their success as life-long
learners and productive citizens of our global, competitive