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Curriculum & Instruction


The mission of the Curriculum and Instruction department is to ensure implementation of research-based curriculum and instructional strategies, development of capacity to deliver instruction through relevant, rigorous, and engaging learning experiences; and the alignment of departmental and district structures (policies, procedures, practices) in an effective and efficient system.

Department Responsibilities

  • Curriculum and Instruction supervision, management, and facilitation
  • Curriculum Review and Revision Process (Six Year Review Cycle, Quality Curriculum Council, Board Approval),
  • Grade Level Expectations /Course Level Expectations Alignment and PreK-12 Articulation – Communication Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Grade Level Expectations/National Standards Alignment and PreK-12 Articulation (Communication Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies , Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Physical Education, Health, Career and Technical Education, ELL, Family and Consumer Science, Technology, Guidance)
  • Curriculum Materials Adoption Process
  • MSIP Program Evaluation Process (Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Title I, Gifted and Talented, Health/Physical Education, Business, A+, Early Childhood Education, Parents As Teachers, Communication Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science)
  • Administrative Professional Development/ Improvement Planning
  • Instructional Improvement
  • Summer Academy Curriculum and Program
  • Early Childhood Center Curriculum and Program
  • English Language Learners Curriculum and Program
  • Extended Day Program

State and Federal Programs supervision, management, and facilitation

  • School Improvement – No Child Left Behind
  • Missouri School Improvement Program, Comprehensive School Improvement Program
  • Library and Media Services
  • Title I – Schoolwide Program
  • Title III – English Language Learners
  • Career and Technical Education (Career and Technical Education courses, Perkins Grant, Career Placement, Dual Credit Partnerships)
  • Advanced Course Curriculum (Advanced Placement and Annual Performance Review alignment)
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • MSIP Staff/Parent/Community Engagement and Partnerships

Contact Us

Curriculum & Instruction
2420 Woodson Road
St. Louis, Mo. 63114
(314) 493-6014

Denean Steward

Dr. Denean Steward
Assistant Superintendent
Curriculum and Instruction
(314) 493-6012

Bruce Green

Dr. Bruce Green
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education

Rolanda Piggs

Rolanda Dodds-Piggs
Office Professional
(314) 493-6014

Evelyn Gilliam

Evelyn Gilliam
Coordinator of Professional Learning

Michael Nobile

Dr. Michael Nobile
Coordinator of Curriculum and Federal Programs

LaTanya Buckner

LaTanya Buckner
Instructional Coach Hoech & Ritenour Middle School

Christopher Grove

Christopher Grove
Instructional Coach Ritenour High School

Rebecca Leb

Rebecca Leb
Instructional Coach Buder & Marion Elementary School

Matt Macko

Dr. Matt Macko
Instructional Coach Hoech & Ritenour Middle School

Tamara Taliaferro Thomas

Tamara Taliaferro Thomas Instructional Coach Ritenour High School

Melanie Turnage

Melanie Turnage
Instructional Coach Iveland & Wyland Elementary