Teaching & Learning Services

We 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 the following skills:

  • 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 resources provided on this page 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 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
Director of Teaching and Learning Services
P: (623) 478.5680
F: (623) 478.5645
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Ms. Nancy Morgan
Administrative Secretary 
P: (623) 478.5680
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Ms. Katie Carnicelli
Instructional Support Coordinator
P: (623) 478.5660
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Ms. Lucy Ito
Language Acquisition Specialist
P: (623) 478.5692
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Ms. Yusra Millenbaugh
ELA Instructional Specialist
P: (623) 478.5839
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Mr. Eric Nelson
Instructional Delivery Coordinator
P: (623) 478.5676
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Ms. Sideqa Padawer
ELA Instructional Specialist 
P: (623) 478.5658
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Ms. Sara Pearson
Math Instructional Specialist
P: (623) 478.5693
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Mr. Alfredo Ramirez
Office Support Specialist Sr. for ELL
P: (623) 478.5632
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Ms. Aracely Vazquez
STEM Instructional Specialist
P: (623) 478.5838
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