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Early Childhood and Elementary

Elementary Instruction Team

Amy Bruner 
Elementary Specialist

Beth Johnson
Instructional Specialist

Leslie Varghese 
Instructional Specialist

Jan Grisham 
Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery

Click here to visit the Elementary Instruction team's website.

Instructional Service Staff

Jean Brassfield
Executive Director of Student Assessment and Federal Programs

Jennifer Peterson
Executive Director of Elementary Administration


Early Childhood Program

From infancy on, young children need opportunities to develop large and small muscle skills, help in learning to get along with other people and guidance in coping with their feelings.

A successful early childhood program considers how young children begin to learn. The following principles are used to create a curriculum and environment that is stimulating, relevant and responsive to each child:

• Young children learn most easily when the curriculum is developmentally appropriate.

• Young children learn most easily when they are actively involved in real experiences.

• Young children learn most easily through play. 


Kindergarten Program

The Board of Education approved free full-day kindergarten for every Broken Arrow Public Schools kindergarten student beginning in the 2004. All 15 elementary schools offer free full-day kindergarten for their students.

A full-day kindergarten program supports the increased academic expectations in reading and math required by No Child Left Behind. It also allows teachers to use more appropriate developmental approaches while providing more individualized attention. This free full-day kindergarten program offered to all kindergarten students in Broken Arrow Public Schools better prepares our students for first grade and beyond.