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Instructional Services Contacts


Associate Superintendent Instructional Services

Andy Parsons, Ed.D

(650) 558-2205
Administrative Assistant
Mary Anne Barrett

(650) 558-2206


Department of Special Education

Director of Special Education

Gloria Dirkmaat (650) 558-2265

Curriculum and Assessment

Professional Development - for Teachers Staff

Director of Curriculum/Assessment
Cynthia Clark

(650) 558-2212


English Language Development

Special Programs Manager - District
Devra Miller (650) 558-2233

School to Career

School to Career Coordinator
Linda Colloran (650) 558-2270

Middle College

Principal / District IEP Specialist
Greg Quigley (650) 574-6101

About the Instruction Department

The SMUHSD Instruction Department provides direction, oversight and support for the following areas across our district:

  • Curriculum and Instructional Services
  • Professional Development
  • Assessment
  • English Language Development (ELD)
  • Special Education

We coordinate curriculum councils in all subject areas in which teacher leaders meet monthly to continuously improve curriculum and instruction.

Curriculum Council's
Each curriculum council plans professional development activities including an annual professional development day, oversees common assessments, recommends textbooks for adoption and shares best instructional practices and resources.

Curriculum and Instruction Council
Our Curriculum and Instruction Council leads and coordinates the work of all the curriculum councils and consists of district administrators, site principals and teacher leaders designated as curriculum coordinators.

Our overarching goal is to assist our schools in maximizing the academic potential of all of our students and closing student performance achievement gaps.