Teaching & Learning Team

Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning

Academic Services & Assessment


  • Mr. Thomas Espy
    Director of Academic Services & Assessment
    480-575-2035

    • State Accountability
    • Federal Accountability
    • AzMERIT Test Coordinator
    • AIMS Test Coordinator
    • AZELLA Test Coordinator
    • Gifted Test Coordinator
    • Evidence and Data for Professional Development and Support
    • Program Evaluation
    • CCUSD Benchmarks and Common Assessments Coordinator
    • Early Entrance Test Coordinator
    • 504 Coordinator
    • Parent & Student Surveys
    • District Testing Calendar


Instruction and Curriculum

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    Dr. Toya Abrams
    Director of Instruction & Federal Programs
    480-575-2064 

    • Arizona Online Instruction (AOI)
    • State and Federal Grants
    • Improving Teacher Quality
    • Safe and Healthy School Programs
    • Move on When Reading
    • School District/Regional Spelling Bee
    • University and College Partnerships
    • English Language Acquisition
    • Response to Intervention
    • Curriculum Adoptions
    • Instructional Support

Special Education Services

  • Mrs. Carrie Igondjo
    Director of Special Education
    480-575-2009

    Special Education Operations

    • Positive Learning Centers (PLC)
    • Medicare in Public Schools (MIPS)/Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC)
    • Special Education Operations Programming and Program Development
    • Professional Development
    • Assistive technology
    • Special Education Related Services & Programs


Instruction, Innovation and Educational Technology

World Languages & Immersion

  • Mrs. Cristina Ladas
    Mrs. Cristina Ladas
    Director of World Languages
    480-575-2019 

    • Guest Teacher Liason/Mentor
    • World Language Programs Curricula
    • World Language Proficiency Testing
    • Monitors World Language projects [Confucius Classrooms & other grants]
    • Professional Development for World Language Teachers & Specialists
    • Sister School Visits [from other countries]
    • Advocates for World Language programs [local, state and national levels]
    • Articulates all World Language program models [PK, K6, Spanish/Chinese/French Immersion, K5 FLEX, M.S. Core & HS. Elective WL]