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Professional Learning Calendars

January 2015 PL Calendar.docx

Please click below for the OUSD professional learning calendars.

2015-2016 Administrator's Professional Learning Calendar  Admin Professional Learning Calendar.docx

November 2015 Professional Learning Calendar November 2015.docx

December 2015 Professional Learning Calendar 

About Curriculum & Instruction

Superintendent Duane Coleman's Vision Statement 

"The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."     


OUSD Instructional Focus 

“All students will demonstrate their thinking, both verbally and in writing, to show understanding of their learning.”

Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

                                     Curriculum Standards

The California State Board osubject texts.jpgf Education sets curriculum standards and frameworks in the areas of English-language arts, mathematics, science, history/social science, and visual and performing arts. These standards guide curriculum planning at the school district level. These documents were developed by teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators and faculty from colleges and universities. They identify what students learn at each grade level in major subject areas.
Content Standards- for detailed information about the knowledge, skills, and concepts students should acquire at each grade level, click on the following link:

Curriculum Frameworks- for guidance on how to implement the California Content Standards, click on the following link: 

TK-5 Revised Progress Reports for the 2015-2016 School Year

Revised OUSD Standards-Based Student Progress Reports

During the 2014-15 school year, a task force of teachers from across the district collaborated to revise our report cards.  This work resulted in the development of standards-based progress reports for transitional kindergarten through grade five.  The 2015-16 school year will be the final year of implementation before formal approval by our Board of Education.

Revisions to the progress reports include the following:

  • The content areas for English Language Arts and Mathematics have been aligned with the state’s standards
  • The life skills section has been updated
  • The grading has been transitioned to a numeric rubric to create a fully aligned system from transitional kindergarten through grade five, and to more accurately communicate a student’s level of proficiency in each of the essential standards 

Click here to view a video that provides information about the revised progress reports.


California Adopts Common Core State Standards

core-logo-color.jpgVisit our District's Common Core page.  This parent informaiton page provides resources for families and educators.  Learn what changes will occur in the classroom and how you can  help your child adjust to the Common Core standards.

Educator Resources

Teacher workgroups are being trained and are in the process of creating Common Core curriculum for the district.  We are in the process of creating a system to share the resources.  For now, click here to visit our Educator Resources page.

Parent Information

Please visit our Parent Informationfamily-clipart.png page.  It provides district resources along with outside resources to support your child's transition into Common Core.

Migrant Education

Migrant Ed Logo.JPGYour child may be eligible for educational and support services if your family meets the requirements of the Migrant Education Program.  Please review the following form to see if your family qualifies.

Migrant Education Qualification Form

Jeanne LaVerne.JPGJeanne Iman, Ed.D.
Director- Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
Tel: 760-966-7840
Fax: 760-439-8095


Administrative Assistant:
Mona Gonzales
Tel: 760-966-7851

Frazier_Eileen.jpgEileen Frazier
Director- Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
Tel: 760-966-7822

Fax: 760-439-8095


Administrative Assistant:
Dora Jaramillo
Tel: 760-966-7828


Curriculum and Instruction Coordinators:

Casey Doose, Coordinator of Common Core Implementation

Tel: 760-966-7895

Nicol Martinez, Coordinator of English

Language Learners and  Migrant Education

Tel: 760-966-7868

Kasia Obrzut, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, GATE, LCAP

Tel:  760-966-7813

Joshua Thibodeaux, Educational Technology

Tel:  760-966-7808


Project Specialists:


Sue Ann Bussey, Literacy

Tel:  760-966-7852

Rahn Decker, Literacy

Tel:  760-966-4017

Anna Ramos, Literacy

Tel:  760-966-7838

Luz Martinez, English Language

Development and Mathematics

Tel:  760-966-4029

Deb Wickman, Mathematics

Tel:  760-966-7843



Libby Butler, Mathematics, High School

Tel:  760-966-7853

Eric Frandsen, Mathematics, Middle School

Tel:  760-966-7831

Alanna MacDhubhain, Literacy and English

Language Development


Educational Technology:

Jay Miller, Project Specialist