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Elementary Education

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. 

Curriculum & Instruction Vision Statement

Provide support that promotes growth, rigor and culturally responsive learning for each and every student while fostering social emotional development.

Curriculum & Instruction Mission Statement

The Curriculum & Instruction team will promote:

  • equitable learning for each and every student
  • high quality classroom instruction guided by professional learning communities
  • implementation of a rigorous and engaging, guaranteed & viable curriculum aligned with California state standards 
  • opportunities, programs and strategies for enrichment and intervention (MTSS) based on data-driven practices 
  • evidence-based professional development 
  • equitable standards-based grading practices

  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,
Educational Services
(916) 294.9000 x104580

Lori Emmington 
Director, TK-12 Educational Services
(916) 294-9000 x103605 

Angi Carlomagno
Director, TK-12 Educational Services
(916) 294-9000 x103605

Shannon Buck 
Administrative Assistant
(916) 294.9000 x103605  

Joy Cleaver
Administrative Assistant
(916) 294.9000 x104580

Jana Maulhardt
TK-12 Lead Teacher EL Focus
(916) 294-9000 x103651  

Shawn Kivley 
TK-12 Lead Teacher
(916) 294-9000 ext 103652  

Kelly Samuelson  
TK-12 Lead Teacher SEL & Equity Focus
(916) 294-9000 ext 103657  

Kari Bjork 
TK-12 Lead Teacher Edtech Focus
(916) 294-9000 x103659  

Sasha Kinney 
District Librarian 
(916) 294-9000 x103663  

Debra Zwicker-Spbrepena (DJ)
TK-12 Lead Teacher (TOSA)
916-294-9000 x 103620  

Katrina Schachtely
TK-12 Lead Teacher
916-294-9000 x 103650