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.
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.
Jenni Tyson
Director of Elementary Education 
(925) 426-4328
  • K-5 Curriculum Development and Staff Development
  • K-5 Standards-based Report Card
  • TK-5 Mathematics
  • K-5 District Staff Development Days
  • K-5 RTI- Intervention Programs and Promotion/Retention Policy
  • TK-5 Identification of Students not meeting proficiency
Ken Rocha
Director of Secondary Education 
(925) 426-4326
  • 6-12 Curriculum and Instruction, and Professional Development for all staff
  • 6-12 District Staff Development Days
  • 6-12 Instructional Materials Adoptions (textbooks and digital access)
  • 6-12 Instructional Minutes
  • 6-12 MTSS/RTI2- Intervention Programs and Promotion/Retention Policy
  • 6-12 New/Revise Course Approval Process, and UC/CSU Lists/doorways (a-g)
  • 6-12 Program Oversight
  • 6-12 Report Cards
  • Math placement for incoming 6th graders
  • TK-12 Mathematics Vision
Jon Green
Executive Secretary to Jenni Tyson
(925) 426-4328
  • Assistant to Director of Elementary Education
  • CogAT
  • Manage all calendars for Curriculum and Instructional Administrator Staff
  • Organization of Staff Development Days
  • Staff Development Reform Questions and Accounting
Cristina Loza
Executive Secretary to Ken Rocha
(925) 426-4326
  • Assistant to Director of Secondary Education
  • Manage Curriculum Budget
  • Secondary Course Outlines, Handbooks and a-g submissions
  • Support Websites
  • Translators/Translation Questions