Mission Statement

To provide diverse learning opportunities that inspire all students to become life-long learners who contribute to their community.

Our Responsibilities

Our department focuses on the development, implementation, and advocacy of a high-quality educational program for students in our district. Additionally, we coordinate and provide professional development programs that enable our staff to:

  • Increase understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Enhance awareness in curriculum design and development
  • Implement research-based instructional strategies that increase student achievement

Guiding Principles for Effective Curriculum

  • Students are engaged in cognitively challenging work during which they are aware of their learning and develop self-efficacy.
  • Learning experiences provide for…
    • Student voice.
    • Immediate feedback.
    • Students’ needs to be met through supports, interventions and extensions.
    • High expectations.
    • Integration of reading/ writing and vocabulary development across disciplines.
  • Learning experiences are conducive to…
    • Cultural responsiveness.
    • High expectations.
    • Strategies to engage and motivate students.
    • The formation of positive relationships with and among students.
    • Learning environments are welcoming, positive, and inclusive


Important Documents

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  • Writing feedback by Paper tutors.
  • Help available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and French.
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Students have a link to log in to Paper in the MyApps portal on their Chromebooks

Learn more

Becky Szuba
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Phone: 708-585-2388

LaQuesha Martin-Dean
 Director of Teaching and Learning

Phone: 708-585-2394

Abena Trice 
 Executive Secretary

Phone: 708-585-2321