Curriculum & Instruction

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The Curriculum and Instruction 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


Ginger Robinson

Director of Instructional Support & Counseling Services | Section 504 Coordinator


Dawn Hilburn

Director of Assessment & Accountability


Mark Bosher

Director of Grants Management


Jamilla Thomas

Director of Advanced Academics


Lynda Solis

Director of Bilingual & ESL Programs | Bilingual Spelling Bee Coordinator


Letty Bernal

Coordinator of State & Federal Programs


Jill Chapman

Coordinator of Advanced Academics


Angela Morgan

Advanced Academics Specialist


Joy Cook

Advanced Academics Specialist


Mary Crook

Secretary to Advanced Academics


Melissa Abadie

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


Dana James

Elementary Social Studies | Data Specialist | Destination Imagination


Tricia Peyrot

Elementary English Language Arts & Reading Coordinator | Reading Recovery Site Coordinator | County Spelling Bee Coordinator


Stacee Johnson

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


Glenda Anderson

Secondary English Language Arts & Reading Coordinator


Ashley Cieri

Digital Learning Coordinator


Debbie Needham

Instructional Technology Coordinator


Paislee Echols

Department Secretary


Lisa Pearrow

Department Receptionist

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