Educational Services


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The mission of the Educational Services Department is to provide innovative system-wide leadership, guidance, and support for a collaborative approach to:

  • Developing and implementing rigorous, relevant, standards-based curriculum,
  • Creating and curating instructional resources & materials,
  • Leading instructional programs, initiatives, and projects,
  • Facilitating literacy and community engagement,
  • Communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Developing professional learning networks to empower teachers to lead educational initiatives and reforms that provide content and instructional expertise to our District.

Arcadia’s Educational Services Department promotes instructional and professional development activities that build teachers’ extensive understanding of content, innovative instruction, and metacognitive skills with the goal of developing engaging learning experiences and environments. Educational Services staff maintain a thorough knowledge of students’ cognitive, social, and psychological developmental processes as well as current research-based practices in order to offer meaningful support for curriculum and instruction in Arcadia Unified School District classrooms.


The Educational Services Department of Arcadia Unified School District provides district leadership for a unified approach to the development and implementation of rigorous and relevant curriculum, programs, assessments, and instructional resources that engage all learners and prepare students to reach their highest learning potential.

The Department is responsible for supporting instructional activities that build teachers’ extensive understanding of the content being taught, thorough knowledge of students’ cognitive, social, and psychological developmental processes, and proficiency in providing productive, engaging learning experiences and environments.

The Department also supports principals and other school-based and central services staff by providing relevant information and resources to assist in curriculum implementation and innovative instruction.

Contact Us:

150 S. Third Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006

Dr. Brent Forsee
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
(626) 821-6634
 Edie Roberts
Senior Administrative Assistant
(626) 821-6634
Cindy Robertson
Office Assistant
(626) 821-8300
Catherine Merel
Director, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
(626) 821-6608
Chris Blackstock
Chris Blackstock
Interim Director, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
(626) 821-6653
Ruth Lin
Administrative Assistant
(626) 821-8300 ext. 6770
Andrea Mendoza
Coordinator, Instructional Integration
(626) 802-7428
Stacy Campa
School Office Assistant
(626) 821-8300 ext. 6502
Laurie McQuaid
Laurie McQuaid
Coordinator, Personalized Learning and
Principal, Rancho Learning Center
(626) 821-6629 
Jim Anderson

Coordinator Child, Welfare, & Attendance

(626) 821-6630

Lisa Terlip
(626) 821-8300 ext. 6575
Denise Fong


(626) 821-6613

Maria Hong

Administrative Information Technician

(626) 821-6613



CA Science Test:
Preliminary California Science Indicators have been released for grades 5, 8 and 12. The Preliminary Indicators offer a general indication of content knowledge related to the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards. The current California Science Tests are ONLY field tests and will become operational during the 2018-19 school year. These scores are not meant to represent achievement levels, which are more precise measures of unique student achievement.
If you would like a copy of your child's preliminary indicator, please click here and a letter with your child's information will be sent to you.