Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction Department in Hazel
Crest School District 152 ½ !
As Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,
it is my honor to work with the dedicated staff, administration, families and
students that comprise the entire professional learning community. The primary
purpose of the Curriculum and Instruction Department is to:
coordinate professional learning opportunities,
ensure rigorous curriculum access and alignment,
engage in cycles of continuous improvement.
We are responsible for providing leadership, support and
coaching to teachers, general education staff and building administrators while
ensuring high quality instruction and learning takes place in every classroom
every day! In addition to assessments, we monitor and refine what students
learn during daily instruction. The Curriculum Department advocates best
practices in lesson delivery, design and administers a strategic professional
development program for staff. Our Strategic Plan affords us the opportunity to
the effectiveness of the curricula that is aligned to Common Core Standards”.
To that end, we remain strategic and steadfast in our pursuit of educational
excellence in all classrooms.
The Curriculum and Instruction Department builds a culture
of continuous learning and intellectual stretch by serving as a growth agent in
providing learning opportunities grounded in equity with exceptional delivery
of services. We work with all stakeholders to provide a comprehensive, engaging
and relevant instructional program which promotes every student meeting or
exceeding Common Core Standards. Our goal is to align our efforts and work
collaboratively in a productive team environment.
We believe that parents are their child’s first teacher! We
encourage our families to join us as active participants in their child’s
education. Communication and understanding between home and school are critical
to a student’s success.
The Curriculum and Instruction Department features a team of
experts who view the big picture when it comes to teaching and learning. We ensure
that concepts are covered in a relevant way and curriculum builds effectively
from year to year offering students the academic skills and knowledge necessary
to secure success in the future. It is equally important to remember that
curriculum is a living document that will continually evolve in response to
student and societal needs. With embedded 21st Century skills and
authentic real world experiences, course offerings foster skills and attitudes
that enable children to think critically, creatively and constructively.
In Hazel Crest School District 152 ½ , our efforts are
emphasized and reinforced through the utilization of professional learning
communities aimed at increasing the performance of all students. We remain
cognizant that Together Everyone Achieves More
and will work together to make it all about our children!
Whenever you have questions or need assistance, please do
not hesitate to contact our team for support.
Dr. Denean Adams