English Language Arts/Literacy

The Professional Learning and Leadership Support Services (PLLSS) team supports schools and districts in instruction and leadership in English language arts (ELA) and literacy. We provide professional learning, customized support, and instructional coaching for Shasta County districts and schools.  Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Professional learning based on the science of reading
    • Universal Screeners
    • Diagnostic Assessment
    • Structured Literacy
    • Phonemic Awareness
  • On-site instructional coaching for ELA and literacy
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies in literacy
  • Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (SEAL) within literacy texts
  • Support for Literacy/Instructional Coaches and Administrators
  • ERWC - The Calif. State Univ. Expository Reading & Writing Curriculum for certification of 9th-12th teachers (middle school modules will be ready for the 2023-24 school year)


photo of teacher and students with books in the library


Literacy Content Specialists

Stephanie Byars
Director of District &
School Support - Literacy
(530) 605-2678

Kelly Rizzi
Director of District &
School Support
(530) 209-8591

Professional Learning Opportunities