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Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction page. Learn more about how this department supports the school district below.


Use this page to find valuable resources and information on research-based practices and practical tools implemented in classrooms across the district.



DNUSD Curriculum & Instruction

Del Norte Unified School District offers a comprehensive education for our students in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education, World Languages, Career Technical Education (CTE), and English Language Development (ELD).  Our department has resources for students, parents, teachers and administrators.  The Curriculum and Instruction Department works with site principals, instructional coaches, and grade-level facilitators to offer educators job-embedded professional development, workshops and training to prepare our students to be career and college ready and provide them with the skills to become involved and productive citizens in our communities. The Curriculum and Instruction Department also coordinates student testing, facilitates grants in the district and supports school sites with technology integration and instructional coaching.


American Indian Education Services and Curriculum

Find curriculum and resources from our American Indian Education Services department.

California Department of Education

The California Department of Education helps schools ensure that all students meet the standards.

Parent Support Guide

Parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8.

Smarter Balanced Consortium

The Smarter Balanced assessment system includes a comprehensive suite of standards-aligned assessments and tools—including instructional supports, interim assessments, and summative assessments—to support effective teaching and maximize learning for each individual student.

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Staff Directory

Leslee Machado

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction

Karen Gheen

Administrative Assistant II
Curriculum and Instruction

April Martin

Administrative Assistant II
Curriculum and Instruction

Diane Wiese

Coordinator of Assessment and Accountability
Curriculum and Instruction