Curriculum & Instruction

teacher working with student

The C & I team is dedicated to ensuring quality teaching and learning through a coordinated and aligned curriculum and assessment support. We strive to provide purposeful, embedded professional development, insurance of quality classroom instruction for all students and 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 
  • Multi measure 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   

Dr. Susan Holt

Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction | Planning & Development

email Dr. Holt


Ginger Robinson

Director of Instructional Support & Counseling Services | Section 504 Coordinator

email Ginger Robinson


Dawn Hilburn

Director of Assessment & Accountability

email Dawn Hilburn


Mark Bosher

Director of Grants Management

email Mark Bosher


Jamilla Thomas

Director of Advanced Academics

email Jamilla Thomas


Lynda Solis

Director of Bilingual & ESL Programs | Bilingual Spelling Bee Coordinator

email Lynda Solis


Ginger Aleman

Bilingual Coordinator

email Ginger Aleman


Caroline Carlson

ESL Specialist

email Caroline Carlson


Desirae Zarate

Bilingual Coordinator

email Desirae Zarate


Letty Bernal

Coordinator of State & Federal Programs

email Letty Bernal


Jill Chapman

Coordinator of Advanced Academics

email Jill Chapman


Anna Marie Warren

Secondary Advanced Academics Specialist

email Anna Marie Warren


Joy Cook

Advanced Academics Specialist

email Joy Cook


Angela Morgan

Advanced Academic Specialist

email Angela Morgan


Melissa Abadie

Elementary Science & STEM Coordinator | District Science Fair | STEM Expo

email Melissa Abadie


Dana James

Elementary Social Studies | Data Specialist | Destination Imagination

email Dana James


Stacee Johnson

Elementary Mathematics Coordinator

email Stacee Johnson


Alison Frary

Secondary Mathematics Coordinator

email Alison Frary


Andrea Kline

Secondary Social Studies Coordinator | Geography Bee Coordinator

email Andrea Kline


Theresa Smithey

Secondary Science Coordinator | District Science Fair Coordinator

email Theresa Smithey


Glenda Anderson

Secondary English Language Arts & Reading Coordinator

email Glenda Anderson


Ashley Cieri

Digital Learning Coordinator

email Ashley Cieri


Debbie Needham

Instructional Technology Coordinator

email Debbie Needham


Paislee Echols

Department Secretary

email Paislee Echols


Lisa Pearrow

Department Receptionist

email Lisa Pearrow


Griselda Bursiaga

Secretary to Director of Bilingual & ESL Programs 

email Griselda Bursiaga


Connie Huerta

Data | Translator

email Connie Huerta

If our department can be of service to provide information regarding teaching and learning in Waxahachie ISD, please contact our team.  We are here to serve! 


Curriculum & Instruction Department

(972) 923-4727 • 51 Northgate Drive • Waxahachie, TX 75165