Welcome to Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development

  • Our Purpose
    The Pasadena Unified School District’s Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development department is driven by a commitment to prepare our students for college and career opportunities.  We support student success by developing and refining curriculum, in conjunction with providing professional growth opportunities to our staff to ensure quality instruction for every child. 

  • Guiding Principles and Core Practices of PUSD

    Image of PUSD Core Practices

    The Instructional Framework for PUSD provides detailed information and direction regarding the focus of Pasadena Unified School District teaching and learning. CLICK HERE to view the Framework. 

Programs we support


  • Helen Hill, Assistant Superintendent
    Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development 

    626.396.3600 x88205

    Nadirah Nayo, Coordinator
    Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development 
    626.396.3600 x88211

    Jodi Marchesso, Ed.D
    Curriculum Specialist, STEM
    626.396.3600 x88463

    Jose Ortega
    Curriculum Specialist, Secondary Literacy & Dual Language
    626.396.3600 x88208

    Carmela Ching
    Curriculum Specialist, Elementary Literacy & Dual Language Specialist
    626.396.3600 x88209

    General inquires can be sent to cipd@pusd.us