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Instructional Services

562-789-3072 Office

562-907-5622 Fax

Math Coach

Theo Sagun

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Search Science Project

Buffie Ciaglia

Teacher on Special Assignment, SEARCH Science

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Silvia Miro

SEARCH Science Clerk

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Instructional Services

The fundamental goal of the Whittier City School District is to continually examine and improve our practices to ensure that all students have the best opportunities to achieve high academic standards.  To reach this goal and close the achievement gap between high achievers and struggling students, the District’s Instructional Services Department is committed to:

  • Supporting teachers by providing access to timely and appropriate data on student performance on the California State Standards;
  • Providing training to develop teachers’ knowledge and skill to analyze that data;
  • Providing opportunities for teachers to collaboratively work in grade level and/or department level teams, scrutinizing data to monitor student learning and plan instructional units;
  • Identifying areas of need and offer professional development to teachers on how to improve their instructional practices to address the needs of all students, including GATE students, Students with Disabilities and English Learners;
  • Developing a comprehensive and effective “Response to Intervention” model that will support those students who are struggling academically and behaviorally;
  • Providing professional development to teachers and schools leaders on how to develop, nurture and sustain effective “Professional Learning Communities”.

Curriculum Improvement Teams

Common Core

Response to Intervention

Professional Learning Communities

ELD

District Improvement Plan

Finances

Laurie Baccus, Ph.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

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Angie Baltierra

Coordinator, Common Core

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Karina Hartl

Coordinator of Special Projects

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Alicia Van Denburg

Coordinator, Instructional Technology

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Janie Nuanes

Coordinator, English Learner & GATE Programs

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Heather Dominguez

Administrative Secretary

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Lisa Mendoza

Secretary

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Instructional Specialists

Chris Quirarte

Instructional Specialist, Common Core

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Raul Almada

Instructional Specialist, Common Core

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Chrysa Saade

Project Director, Green STEM

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Antonio Granado

Instructional Specialist, Common Core

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Kathy Anderson

Instructional Specialist, Common Core

Transitional Kindergarten Coordinator

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Patricia Leano

Instructional Specialist, Math

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