Welcome to Elementary Education

  • Elementary Instruction serves as support to the staff and families of our 21 elementary schools, as well as our Transitional Kindergarten, Spanish Magnet, Academies for Advanced Learning, STEM Academy at Riverview, Montessori at Carl Sundahl, K-8 Independent Study Charter, Innovations Academy (virtual school) and several related district departments.  Our mission is to provide leadership for instructional strategies, curriculum materials, school-wide structures and relationships that can ensure that all of our students have the best opportunities for success and achievement. 
    Homework Information

    Through careful analysis of recent research, the elementary ELA/ELD and Math Lead Teachers are recommending the following considerations be applied to nightly and weekly homework assignments:

    According to the research, in order to “get it right” homework should:

    • Be brief.
    • Make sure to only include research-aligned and standards-based tasks.
    • Not be a project.
    • Reinforce skills already taught in the classroom. Nothing should be sent home that is at the student’s instructional level. All work sent home should be at each student's independent level.

    Recommendations regarding homework that fit the criteria have been given to teachers and principals. Homework is a site-based decision, so variations may exist from school to school. If parents have any questions, they may direct them to the principal of their particular site.

Contact Us

    Main Phone Number
    916-294-9000 (phone)
    916-294-9020 (fax)

    Jim Huber, Ed. D.
    Assistant Superintendent,
    TK-12 Curriculum & Instruction
    (916) 294.9000 x104580

    Lori Emmington 
    Director, TK-12 Curriculum & Instruction
    (916) 294-9000 x104625 

    Angi Carlomagno
    Director, TK-12 Curriculum & Instruction
    (916) 294-9000 x104625

    Joy Cleaver
    Administrative Assistant
    (916) 294.9000 x104580

    Shannon Buck 
    Administrative Assistant
    (916) 294.9000 x104625

    Jana Maulhardt
    TK-12 Curriculum Specialist
    EL Focus
    (916) 294-9000 x103651
    Jenn Feiner
    TK-12 Curriculum Specialist
    (916) 294-9000 x103660
    Shawn Kivley 
    TK-12 Curriculum Specialist
    (916) 294-9000 ext 103652
    Stephanie Coleman 
    TK-12 Curriculum Specialist
    Inclusion Focus 
    (916) 294-9000 ext 103653
    Kelly Samuelson  
    TK-12 Curriculum Specialist
    SEL & Equity Focus 
    (916) 294-9000 ext 103657
    Kari Bjork 
    TK-12 Curriculum Specialist
    Edtech Focus
    (916) 294-9000 x103659
    Sasha Kinney 
    District Librarian
    (916) 294-9000 x103663