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Curriculum and Instruction

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The Curriculum and Instruction team is dedicated to ensuring quality teaching and learning through coordinated and aligned curriculum and assessment support. We strive to provide purposeful, embedded professional development, insurance of quality classroom instruction for all students and through proven instructional strategies, including the seamless integration of technology tools in ways that impact engagement and learning for all students.
The team has identified the following guiding principles to help ensure success across the district:
  • A focus on student achievement and the quality of instruction
  • Adoption of and commitment to district-wide performance standards 
  • Development and adoption of district-wide curricula and approaches to instruction 
  • Alignment of curriculum, teaching and learning materials, and assessment to relevant standards 
  • Multimeasure accountability systems and system-wide use of data to inform practice, keep the focus on results, and monitor progress
  • Investment in instructional leadership development 
  • A focus on district-wide, job-embedded professional development and support for teachers 
  • A district-wide emphasis on teamwork and professional community   
If our department can be of service to you to provide information regarding teaching and learning in Waxahachie ISD, please contact our team at (972) 923-4727. We are here to serve! 
Shelle Blaylock, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and Academics
411 N. Gibson Street
Waxahachie, TX
(972) 923-4631

Meet the Team

Team Member and Programs Contact Information
Ginger Robinson
Director of Accountability/Assessment & Counseling
District Section 504 Coordinator 
Lisa Mott
Director of Curriculum and Instruction 
Paislee Echols
Department Secretary 
Viana Armstrong
Coordinator of Bilingual and ESL Programs, Bilingual Spelling Bee Coordinator 
Letty Bernal
Coordinator of Federal Programs 
Jill Chapman
Coordinator of Advanced Academics, UIL Academic Coordinator 
Melanie Harbour-Pope
Dyslexia Coordinator, District and County Spelling Bee Coordinator
Kay Reid
Dyslexia Therapist
Melissa Abadie
Elementary Science and STEM Coordinator, District Science Fair Coordinator 
Dana James
Elementary Social Studies, Data Specialist,
WISD Transfer Committee Coordinator, Destination Imagination
Tricia Peyrot
Elementary English Language Arts and Reading Coordinator,
Reading Recovery Site Coordinator 
Karin Polk
Elementary Mathematics Coordinator 
Alison Frary
Secondary Mathematics Coordinator 
Andrea Kline
Secondary Social Studies Coordinator, Geography Bee Coordinator
Theresa Smithey
Secondary Science Coordinator, District Science Fair Coordinator 
Karina White
Secondary English Language Arts and Reading Coordinator 
Ashley Cieri
Digital Learning Coordinator 
Debbie Needham
Instructional Technology Coordinator 
Sheri Bonner
PEIMS Coordinator/Skyward 
Jana Drury
PEIMS Coordinator/State Submissions