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Curriculum & Instruction

Ensuring the Best in Learning and Instruction

A high quality curriculum is at the heart of a high-quality education. Curriculum refers to the core components, or learning standards, of the subject matter and the materials used to teach those standards. Learning standards define what all students need to know and be able to do at each grade level. Throughout their K-12 education, students progress through the curriculum of a variety of subjects comprising the K-12 course of study.

Our Curriculum Department:

  • Researches and assists staff in selecting textbooks and instructional materials
  • Implements curriculum that is aligned with state standards
  • Develops information systems that record, measure and assess student learning
  • Acts as a resource for current research and best practices and programs
  • Coordinates professional development
  • Consults with educators on district, state and federal requirements including the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)



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Department Contacts

Main phone number: (509) 222-5060

Matt Scott
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Development
(509) 222-5060

Lori Butler
Director of Assessment and Professional Development
(509) 222-6593

Liz Dale
K-12 Language Arts Coordinator
(509) 222-6579

Tina Brewer
K-12 Math and Science Coordinator
(509) 222-6284

Brent Sharp
K-12 IT Coordinator
(509) 582-6777

Amy Graham
Data Analyst
(509) 222-6418

Jennifer Whitney
(509) 222-6579

Jolene Carlson
(509) 222-6593

Jackie Cone
(509) 222-6423


learn about Human Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS information presented to 4th & 5th graders

Q & A session offered on Nov. 9

Are you the parent or guardian of a fourth- or fifth-grader in the Kennewick School District? Learn more about the Human Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS information our nurses will present to students by registering for a Q&A session to be held via Zoom. The Q&A for Human Growth and Development information (which is presented to fourth- and fifth-graders) is 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 9. The Q&A for HIV/AIDS information (which is presented to fifth-graders) is 6 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Click on the link below to register for the Q&A. Once you're registered, you'll receive an email with the Zoom link.

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