• Humanities Vision/Charge

    Empowerment of professional educators through partnership in continuous learning and the development and refinement of instructional practices, curriculum, and assessment to support every student in attaining the promise of the PPS Graduate Portrait.

    Multilingualism in Humanities

    In Humanities, we value and honor multilingualism and multiculturalism. We strive to approach all of our work, decisions, and created resources with a multilingual lens. Our goal is to prepare all Multilingual Learners/ Emergent Bilinguals (MLLs/EBs) for success beginning in prekindergarten to lay the foundation for college and career readiness and attainment of the bi-literacy seal. Our aim is to cultivate the attribute of being an influential and informed global steward as outlined in graduate portrait (p.22) students are prepared to live and work in a global environment, through strong multilingual and multicultural learning opportunities and experiences that begin in early education/prekindergarten. They understand world history from multiple perspectives. They are fluent in more than one language, and they value cultural and linguistic diversity.

    Now more than ever, we are at a pivotal point where we must rise up to change the status quo for our Black, Brown and Native students. They deserve this, they need this. We are educators committed to interrupting the existing educational inequities and focusing on dismantling the status quo.  As we move into 2020-21, we strive to meet our promise of the graduate portrait for our Black, Brown, and Native students.  As we rethink what it looks like to support student success, we made a few decisions that are reflective of our PPS Theory of Action focused on Black and Native students. 

  • K-5 Humanities Integrated language arts and social sciences with an emphasis on Foundational Language Skills and inclusive English language development instruction. Includes Dual Language Immersion programs.
  • 6-8 Humanities Language arts and social sciences, English language development including Integrated ELD, and world languages. Includes Dual Language Immersion.
  • 9-12 Humanities Language arts, social sciences, English language development, and world languages.
  • K-12 Dyslexia and Reading Intervention Dedicated to supporting students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties across the K-12 system.
  • Teacher Resources Curriculum and instructional resources for professional educators.
  • Parent Resources Resources, tools, and videos to support parents in being educational partners.
  • Library Services Library resources for PPS schools, students, and staff.

Humanities Contacts

Tania McKey, PhD
Senior Director of Humanities
Office of Teaching and Learning
503-916-6556
Michael Bacon
Director
Dual Language/World Language/Seal of Biliteracy
503-916-5394
Veronica Magallanes
Director
K-5 ELD
K-5 Foundational Skills/Literacy
503-730-0384
Jennifer Hernandez
Assistant Director
Professional Development/Communication
971-346-6419
Elizabeth Martin
Academic Program Administrator
K-12 Reading Intervention/Dyslexia
503-916-5376
Diana Kruger
Academic Program Administrator
K-5 Foundational Skills
971-347-4566
David Martinez
Academic Program Associate
K-5 Integrated Social Sciences and Language Arts
503-407-8186
Tarehna Wicker
Academic Program Associate
6-8 English Language Arts and Social Sciences
971-413-9548
Dr. Kristina Granby
Academic Program Administrator
9-12 ELA, SS, ES
503-730-9170
Jennifer Anderson
Academic Program Administrator
6-8 Integrated ELD in ELA
6-12 ELD
971-401-2665
Eric Tong
Administrative Assistant
503-916-3023