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

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

    626.396.3600 x88205

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

    Dr. Jodi Marchesso, Coordinator
    Professional Development & STEM
    626.396.3600 x88463

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

    Kimberly Knudson, Curriculum Specialist 
    626.396.3600 x88212

    Carmela Ching, Curriculum Specialist
    Elementary Literacy & Dual Language Specialist

    626.396.3600 x88209

    General inquires can be sent to cipd@pusd.us

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