Office of Curriculum & Instruction

  • How can we ensure rigorous and  coherent curricula and engaging instructional practices are evident in all schools, in all subjects, in all classrooms so that our diverse learners have multiple points of access and are continuing to progress?

    The role of the Curriculum and Instruction Department of Mount Vernon Public Schools is to focus on teaching and learning opportunities so our students are equipped for life long success as 21st Century global citizens. There have been notable academic progress for the 2015-16 school year.  We are well on our journey of continual improvement and we must aspire to even greater gains for all of our students. We believe that all students can learn and succeed. Our mission as educators is to motivate, encourage, and support students by providing a safe, secure, and nurturing environment to educate them socially, emotionally, and cognitively as they can continue to build a foundation for life-long learning. 

    Teachers are committed to providing opportunities for all students to grow and develop together in and outside of the classroom through engaging experiences. We believe learning should be meaningful and should build connections to prior knowledge or experiences.  We believe children learn differently, but all children are able to learn and succeed.

    This Department is responsible for the PreK-12 instructional program and for the coordination of professional development to provide continuous education and instructional support to the district’s professional staff. As a team of district administrators and staff, school leaders, teachers and parents, we are able to ensure success for our students.


    In an effort to assist our parents in understanding how best to help their child, we have arranged our curriculum materials by grade level. They can be found by following the links on the left hand side of the screen. Please click on the specific educational level to access the specific curriculum map:

    Early Childhood (PK – K)

    Elementary School (Grades 1-5)

    Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    High School (Grades 9-12)

    We have provided a list of our entire Curriculum and Instruction team members to assist you in understanding these materials. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you and your family to ensure a successful educational experience here in the Mount Vernon City School District. 


    To Our Students’ Success,

    Dr. Claytisha Walden

    Associate Superintendent Curriculum and instruction
Student Learning
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Girl Learning with Parent