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.

Functions

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. Jeff Wilson
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
 
Dr. Tom Bruce
Thomas Bruce, Ed.D.
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
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
Secretary
(626) 821-8300 ext. 6575
 
Denise Fong

Registrar

(626) 821-6613

 
Maria Hong

Administrative Information Technician

(626) 821-6613