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?

    How can we provide access to the new Next Generation Learning Standards for our community of learners (parents, teachers, and students)?

    The role of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction is to support teachers and school leaders in ensuring teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of our diverse students here in the City of Mt. Vernon. This Department is responsible for the K-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.

    There have been notable academic progress for the past four years.  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.

    The Next Generation Learning Standards are incorporated into revised Curriculum Maps/Pacing Guides. Student engagement techniques were linked to the anchor standards to meet the needs of diverse learners so that our district initiative – Literacy across the Content Areas can be realized! The Next Generation Learning Standards are available on NYSED website.

    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)


    To Our Students’ Success,


    Dr. Claytisha Walden
    Associate Superintendent Curriculum and instruction

Student Learning
Boy reading with parent
Girl Learning with Parent