Highlawn Elementary

Title 1 Program


Title 1


Title 1


Every child at Highlawn Elementary is a unique and special individual.  Our goal is to nurture and develop every child’s maximum potential.

Highlawn Elementary will:

Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enable the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards.

Hold parent-teacher conferences to discuss each individual child’s achievement.

Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

Provide parents with reasonable access to staff.

Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class to observe classroom activities.

Provide after-school tutoring to enhance the students’ achievements.

Also, transition programs are in place for Special Education, Pre-School, and Fifth Grade Students.


Highlawn Elementary has one Title I Reading teacher: Mrs. Laura Kasey

Reading Instruction is focused on five key elements of teaching which is identified by the National Reading Panel.  Title 1 Reading uses the Dynamic Indications of Basic Early Literacy Skills Assessment (DIBELS) to screen students in grades K through 5.  Intervention programs are used to provide small group instruction to students who are at risk of experiencing reading difficulties.    DIBELS measures how successfully a child is progressing in:  Initial sound fluency, letter naming fluency, phoneme segmentation fluency, nonsense words fluency, oral reading fluency, retell fluency, and word use fluency.

Response to Interventions (RtI) are used for students who do not meet benchmark.  Students who do not meet benchmark in Nonsense Word Fluency are instructed in Recipe for Reading.  Kindergarten and first grade students who are weak in phonemic awareness receive lessons in the IPAP program.  Students who do not meet benchmark in phoneme segmentation are instructed in the LiPS program.

In addition, formal and informal assessments are ongoing throughout the school year.

Title 1 Reading specialists:

Laura Kasey



Highlawn Elementary has two Title 1 Math teachers—Angie Riner and Sharon Riley. 

They co-teach with the regular classroom teacher to plan lessons and activities to help struggling math students as well as enrich the more advanced students.  They work with individual students, small groups, or whole classrooms, depending on the need.  In addition, they assist in the computer lab to help integrate technology into the curriculum with programs such as Compass and Ways to Success.  The intermediate grades teachers also utilize the Accelerated Math program.

Title 1  Math Teachers:

Sharon Riley


Angela Riner


Highlawn Elementary Title 1 Program