Curriculum & Instruction
It is my privilege to serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum for Mascoutah School District. It truly is an honor to work with the students, staff, and community to provide the extraordinary educational foundations that are necessary for all of our students to succeed in an ever-changing world.
Our school district has a strong tradition of educational excellence, as demonstrated by our district report card. The district has closely aligned instruction to the Illinois Learning Standards and performance descriptors. This instructional alignment begins at the kindergarten door and continues through the senior year of study.
Textbooks and resource materials are on a review cycle which keeps instructional strategies and content current. Curriculum content is reviewed regularly in order to offer the best and most current opportunities and challenges for all students that prepare them for future success as adults. For example, we recently completed a K-12 review of Science. This review resulted in adding Advanced Chemistry at the high school and also added Biology as an option for all freshmen. Previously, Biology was only open to sophomores or freshmen honor students.
We are currently working on a review of the Language Arts curriculum and mapping the Mathematics curriculum in order to address the changes required by the recently approved Common Core State Standards. Illinois has joined forces with 43 other states to provide a common set of college and career readiness standards to all students. For more information on the Common Core State Standards please go to http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards.