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About Us

  • The Curriculum Department staff is comprised of a group of professionals who are dedicated to supporting teachers and staff in a number of different ways. They research and help select textbooks and instructional materials, implement curriculum that is aligned with state standards, develop and maintain informational data systems that record, measure, and assess student learning, act as a resource for current research and best practices and programs, and coordinate professional development. In all aspects of student learning, they consult with educators on district, state, and federal requirements to set and maintain the highest standards for the students and staff in our district. The curriculum department is committed to district and school improvement and is an important keystone in supporting the Maricopa Unified School District as it works to meet its educational goals. For more information, please contact the Curriculum Department at (520) 568-5100.

    We seek to advance knowledge and professional practice in teaching and learning. The Curriculum Department believes that providing teachers with high quality professional learning opportunities, collaboration, and assessment support will create an exceptional learning environment for all.


  • Director of Teaching & Learning:

    Krista Roden- Email

    Director of Curriculum & Instruction: 

    Wade Watson- Email

    Director of Multiple Projects:

    Gretchen Brown- Email

    Director of Data & Assessment:

    Dennis Koch- Email

    Professional Development Coach:

    Stephanie Rhinehart- Email

    Student Data Specialist:

    Julie Becking- Email

    Molly Spence- Email

    Technology Integration Specialist:

    Dr. Donna Jagielski- Email

Mission Statement

  • Ensure all students achieve their potential in school, career and life by unifying students, staff, curriculum and community in a safe, supportive, challenging, empowering and innovative learning environment.