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Curriculum & Instruction Department

The Curriculum and Instruction Department works closely with school sites to ensure that the highest quality curriculum, instructional materials, and learning environment are provided to all our students. This work includes providing staff development opportunities for all staff, textbook adoptions and ongoing review of course outlines and state standards. We also work closely with the Assessment Department staff to address assessment results in order to improve instruction.
 
PUSD's DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE
The Power of US in PUSD!
 
PUSD has been “Learning by Doing” - studying and practicing the core concepts of true Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at work. As a result of our collaboration in action and with the conviction of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to model learning for ALL moving forward, we have identified the following guiding principles for all PUSD PLCs. Learn more here.
 
Our Curriculum and Instruction Team
 
Ken Rocha
Director of Secondary Education 
krocha@pleasantonusd.net
(925) 426-4326
 
 
 
 
 
Shay Galletti
Director of Elementary Education
 
Shay
 
 
 
Heather Pereira
Coordinator of Extended Day & Academic Intervention Programs
 
 
 
 
TBD
Coordinator of Language Aquisition
TBD
TBD
 
 
 
 
 
Cristina Loza
Executive Secretary
(925) 426-4326
Assistant to the Director of Secondary Education and Director of Assessment and Accountability
 
 
 
Jon Green
Executive Secretary
(925) 426-4328
Assistant to the Director of Elementary Education and Language Acquisition Coordinator
 
 
Luz Cortes
Office Assistant
(925) 426-4341
 
Assistant to the Coordinator of Extended Day & Academic Intervention Programs
 
 
 
 
Lisa Highfill
TK-12 Technology Integration Specialist
Lisa Highfill
 
 
Kelly Hilton
TK-12 Professional Development Integration Specialist
 
 
 
Arick Little
6-12 Math Integration Specialist
Arick Little
 
 
Scott Padway
6-12 Technology Integration Specialist
 
Jenifer Perazzo
Lead Teacher, TK-12 Science & History-Social Sciences
 
Rene Christensen
Lead Teacher, AVID (Part-Time)