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Curriculum and Instruction

Corcoran Unified School District has a strong tradition of excellence when it comes to high academic standards, expert teachers and staff, and proven curriculum. Learn more about our instruction process and California’s Common Core standards here, and if you have questions, please refer to the contact information below to reach the appropriate staff member.

Teaching from the Inside Out

CUSD is relentless in creating an environment for all to improve mind, character, and body. We believe that our reputation for quality and student achievement will draw students and their families to our district. 

CUSD uses specific teaching methods to help every student become an effective communicator from the framework of character and integrity. We call this process “teaching from the inside out,” and it consists of the following characteristics:

  • Teachers work in the geographic center (no longer in front of class), working from the inside to the outside as more of a facilitator and activator.
  • Teachers work from a foundation of building relationships, knowing that establishing a caring trust builds a culture of success.
  • Teachers plan from the inside out, creating a framework for learning opportunities and an environment and culture for student success.
  • Teachers construct lessons centered on morality, character, and citizenship, engaging students in
    reflection and healthy, constructive debate.

Instructional Coaches

Evelyn Albert
Corcoran High School
Literacy/English Learners Academic Coach

Roberta Andrada
District
Academic Technology Coach

Rae Ann Boyett
John C. Fremont Elementary
Resource Teacher

Stacy Brockle
Bret Harte Elementary
English Learners Literacy Coach

Lisa Coleman
District
Academic Technology Coach

Judy Fierro
John Muir Middle School
Literacy/English Learners Academic Coach

Tammi Hutton
Mark Twain Elementary
Resource Teacher

Brent Cooper
Mark Twain Elementary
Literacy Coach (1/2 time)

Erin Daza
Mark Twain Elementary
Literacy Coach (1/2 time)

Lori Montejano
John Muir Middle School
Literacy/English Learners Academic Coach

Mandi Powell
John C. Fremont Elementary
Literacy Coach

Leanne Shellhammer
District
Academic Technology Coach

Jari Stokes
District
Academic Technology Coach

Janice Westbay
Bret Harte Elementary
Resource Teacher

Sarah Howard
District
Academic Technology Coach