Superintendent's Current Letter to the Community

  • February 2020

    Dear Parents, Community and CCUSD Staff,

    Every school year, CCUSD highlights and emphasizes an Instructional Focus for all students, staff and classrooms. In this 2019-2020 School Year, we have focused on three main instructional focus areas:

    • Increased Student Engagement through cooperative learning and personalized instruction.
    • Advanced World Languages to prepare citizens for a global economy.
    • Integrated Technology to enhance learning.

    We believe that every student is unique and deserves the power to shape a personal path toward success. The three focus areas are intertwined with the goal of providing Personalized Learning for all of our students. Cooperative learning engages students and promotes teamwork by making them active learners with a small group of their classmates. Personalized instruction is how our teachers meet student needs and interests, not only to engage them but to reteach if necessary and stretch learning if they are ready for it. Some of our integrated technology programs assist with personalization as they automatically adjust to the learner’s academic levels. Teachers also use the wealth of materials and resources available to them online or from district materials to best meet the needs of students. Finally, World languages are taught in all our schools and at all grade levels, to enhance problem solving and give our students a leg up for future careers.

    See our infographic for our instructional focus this school year on our website. We look forward to seeing you in our schools!

    Respectfully,

    Dr. Burdick Signature

    Debbi C. Burdick, Ed.D.
    Superintendent