Instructional Services Department

Jessica Beller, Director of Instructional Services
Deann Balash, Administrative Assistant

John Steele, STEM/GT Coordinator

Jamie Simo, Elementary Curriculum Coordinator
Linda Weyers, Title/Federal Programs Coordinator
Shannon Champlin, District Assessment Coordinator
Charlotte Blowers, Data Technician​
Amy Gutierrez, Culture and Equity Coordinator
Heidi Haugen, ELPA Coordinator 
Erika Lopez, Cultural Mediator
Tanya LaBossiere, ECARE Coordinator

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Curriculum Philosophy

The Montrose and Olathe School District faculty and administration believe written, taught, learned and tested curriculum must be congruent in order to provide students with an effective educational experience.
We believe curriculum review must be on-going within an established system so that revision, implementation, refinement/development and evaluation occur.
Curriculum decisions in the Montrose County School District are guided by:
  • State and national standards
  • Needs of the community
  • Social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of our students
  • Current educational research
  • Staff input
In developing a curriculum, the following components are included in our instructional practices:
  • Measurable goals, objectives, standards
  • A balance of concepts, content knowledge, real world application, and critical thinking
  • Use of formative and summative data to inform planning and practice
  • Effective research based strategies and varied instructional strategies
  • Use of technology
  • Active engagement of students
  • Provisions for multiple resources
  • Interdisciplinary approaches

Resources (click on any of the links below)

IS Department Communication #1 - September 2015 2015-16 MCSD Teacher Handbook

Standards And Instructional Support (SIS)

Colorado Academic Standards in grade level specific booklets

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