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.
Our Curriculum and Instruction Team
Shay Galletti
Director of Elementary Education
Nimarta Grewal
Director of Secondary Education
Jr (Seewing) Yee
Coordinator of Innovation and Distance Learning
(925) 426-43__
Soraya Villaseñor
Coordinator of Equity and Access
(925) 426-43__
Soraya Villaseñor
Executive Secretary
(925) 426-4326
Assistant to the Director of Secondary Education
Gina Aquino
Executive Secretary
(925) 426-4328
Assistant to the Director of Elementary Education
Luz Cortes
Office Assistant
(925) 426-4341
Assistant to the Coordinator of Extended Day & Academic Intervention Programs
Scott Padway
6-12 Technology Integration Specialist
Ashmeet Sahni
TK-12 Integration Specialist
Rene Christensen
Lead Teacher, AVID (Part-Time)