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Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction is the path for student achievement, creating a district culture that uses student performance data in aligning what is taught, and how it's taught with the Missouri Learning Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards while providing high quality professional development for teachers and staff.

The alignment of instruction and curriculum is a continuous cycle of planning, implementation, assessment, reflection and analysis. Normandy teachers begin with the end in mind by identifying the key expectations that will be addressed during the instructional process and the appropriate instructional strategies, as well as the materials and other resources that will be used to teach the concept. Instructional strategies are intended to provide students with learning experiences that are tied to identified state standards. Through effective instructional facilitation, Normandy students will build an academically solid foundation, which includes knowledge of and proficiency in all required subject matter, affording them the opportunity to integrate their knowledge across all content areas.

Professional Development

Professional development serves as the bridge between where prospective and experienced educators are now and where they will need to be in the new challenges of guiding all students in achieving higher standards of learning and development."

(U.S. Department of Education, 1995)

The Normandy Schools Collaborative professional development program is a continuous, flexible process that establishes lifelong learning as a valued expectation for all staff. Staff members participate in professional development that supports innovative, effective and efficient strategies focused on specific work requirements and successful teaching practices. Continuous, ongoing professional development of all staff members positively impacts student performance.

Dr. Tiffany McConnell, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Taresa Wright-Fraser, Director of Mathematics
Ms. Kate Kane, Director of Literacy
Dr. Jason Spray, Coordinator for Science and Social Studies
Mr. Anthony Taylor, Coordinator for Data, Assessment and Professional Development