Curriculum & Instruction

The Curriculum & Instruction Department consists of the following team members:

Robert Gray III, Director
Kathy Tucker, Literacy and Tutoring Coordinator
Gayl Howell, Curriculum Specialist—Professional Learning

The department’s purpose is to provide proactive and reflective leadership around curriculum and instruction for the betterment of every child served at Salt River Schools. The department will accomplish this by (1) creating, maintaining and improving the Division’s curriculum and (2) increasing the effectiveness of instruction in every classroom so that (3) our students will demonstrate high levels of literacy, skills and knowledge in academics, culture and ethic.

The Curriculum & Instruction Department will improve student outcomes by:

• Creating a system-wide approach to literacy
• Leading and monitoring the English Language Arts program
• Ensuring effective implementation of programs and practices among sites
• Strengthening prevention, intervention and student support services
• Creating a coherent and balanced set of assessments
• Using assessment data to inform daily and long term teacher practice
• Evaluating the effectiveness of materials, plans and programs
• Supporting teacher’s use of technology
• Teaching dual enrollment technology courses
• Supporting audio/visual needs across the Division

Helping to fulfill the Curriculum & Instruction team’s purpose and improve student outcomes is everyone’s responsibility. Here’s how:

• Read the Instructional Program Policy
• Read the Division-wide Professional Development Plan
• Read the Division-wide Assessment Plan
• Read the Division-wide Literacy Plan
• Stay tuned for more information on Standards-based Grading for Students
• Stay tuned for more information on the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Curriculum Adoption

Click here to read the
2019-2020SY Course Catalog
for Salt River High School and
the Accelerated Learning Academy.

Questions? Contact Robert Gray, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, at

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