Teaching and Learning Services

The intent of our district is to work collaboratively with our teachers and schools developing curriculum and instruction that is relevant to our students and community. We want to inspire our students to love learning and prepare them for life and work in the 21st century. Our students need to develop skills in:

  • mastery of state standards
  • collaboration/teamwork
  • persistence/self-direction
  • leadership/reflection
  • critical thinking/problem solving
  • communication
  • academic and social communication

We are proud to employ highly-qualified staff who genuinely care for their students and desire to see each of them succeed. Our passionate staff members work diligently to hone their craft and infuse their classroom with best practices and skills learned through continuing education and professional development.

If you would like more information about our curriculum, instructional philosophy, or assessment practices, please visit the links provided and contact us with any questions you may have.

Federally Funded Programs


Title I is improving the academic achievement of students by ensuring that all children have an equal opportunity to receive a high-quality education and reach proficiency in state standards. These funds are spent helping schools align their curriculum with state standards and improving district progress monitoring and accountability.


The purpose of Title II is improving student achievement with highly-qualified teachers. These funds are set aside to recruit and train teachers and principals with appropriate credentials who are committed to professional development and effective teaching methods. Sometimes that means reforming certification programs, so that teachers leave college prepared for the classroom; sometimes it is simply providing more funds for operational expenses that attract teachers through higher pay.


Title III funding is used to provide language instruction to children with limited English proficiency and immigrant students. Funding for Title III reaches into the regular classroom, helping students who have not yet mastered the English language to achieve at high levels in all their core subjects.

Teaching and Learning Services Staff
 Ms. Robyann Musil</br>                                                                                              
Director of Teaching & Learning Services Ms. Robyann Musil
Director of Teaching & Learning Services
623-478-5680 Phone
623-478-5645 Fax
 Ms. Nancy Morgan</br>                                                                                              
Administrative Secretary Ms. Nancy Morgan
Administrative Secretary
623-478-5680 Phone
 Ms. Katie Carnicelli</br>                                                                                              
Instructional Support Coordinator Ms. Katie Carnicelli
Instructional Support Coordinator
623-478-5660 Phone
 Ms. Sara Pearson</br>                                                                                              
Math Instructional Specialist Ms. Sara Pearson
Math Instructional Specialist
623-478-5693 Phone
 Ms. Sideqa Padawer</br>                                                                                              
ELA Instructional Specialist Ms. Sideqa Padawer
ELA Instructional Specialist
623-478-5658 Phone
 Ms. Aracely Vazquez</br>                                                                                              
STEM Instructional Specialist Ms. Aracely Vazquez
STEM Instructional Specialist
623-478-5838 Phone
 Mr. Eric Nelson</br>                                                                                              
Instructional Delivery Coordinator Mr. Eric Nelson
Instructional Delivery Coordinator
623-478-5676 Phone
 Ms. Lucy Ito</br>                                                                                              
Language Acquisition Specialist Ms. Lucy Ito
Language Acquisition Specialist
623-478-5692 Phone
 Mr. Alfredo Ramirez</br>                                                                                              
Office Support Specialist Sr. for ELL Mr. Alfredo Ramirez
Office Support Specialist Sr. for ELL
623-478-5632 Phone
 Ms. Yusra Millenbaugh</br>                                                                                              
ELA Instructional Specialist Ms. Yusra Millenbaugh
ELA Instructional Specialist
623-478-5839 Phone
Curriculum Resources

Here are some excellent links to information about our core subjects curriculum:

Department Links

Teachers and staff, below you will find several links for your classroom use:

Districts Curriculum