Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department

  • Mission Statement for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
    The mission of Deer Valley Unified School District’s Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department is to provide support to instructional staff that will result in increased proficiency in core subjects and technical subjects to encompass 21st Century skills fostered through leadership and coordinated partnership.

Arizona College and Career Ready Standards

  • The Deer Valley Unified School District is implementing Arizona College and Career Ready Standards to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. College and career readiness is a part of a larger initiative, led by a coalition of states to raise the bar to ensure students are prepared for college and a career. States worked together to develop the Standards and to date, 46 states and the District of Columbia are working to implement them and develop assessments that will be consistent across states. A diverse group of teachers, subject matter experts, parents, and school administrators - including some of Arizona's best and brightest leaders worked together to create the Standards that reflect both our aspirations for our children and the realities of the classroom. The Standards were also bench-marked against countries with top-notch education programs, to ensure our future generations are ready to compete in the global marketplace.

     
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Department Contacts

Dr. Gayle Galligan
623-445-4910
Position:
Deputy Superintendent
Sheila Taylor
623-445-4910
Position:
Admin Assistant
Dr. Melissa McCusker
623-445-4941
Position:
Director - Student Support Services
Barbara Ervin
623-445-4985
Position:
Director - Community Education
Kathy Borgesen
623-445-4903
Position:
Manager - Academics & Assessment
Lisa Crain
623-445-4914
Position:
Manager - Federal Programs
Jayme Fitzpatrick
623-445-4920
Position:
Manager - Career & Technical Education
Kristy Hirschberg
623-445-4909
Position:
Manager - Instructional Technology & Innovative Programs
Janet Zeek
623-445-4992
Position:
Manager - Early Childhood Education
Adam Laningham
623-445-4967
Position:
Coordinator - Gifted Services
Hope Loveland
623-445-4904
Position:
CIAS - World Language and Mandarin Program Coordinator