Curriculum & Instruction Overview

  • Curriculum and Instruction maintains effective partnerships that build capacity in schools and expose students to a rigorous curriculum that meets college and career readiness expectations. As a department, we provide support to teachers and schools so students achieve 21st Century competencies. We develop curriculum and support guides for teachers; and identify, disseminate, and model research-based best teaching and curricular practices. We work collaboratively with other departments to define K-12 grade specific standards so that students will be fully prepared for the future; ready to compete successfully in the global economy.

C&I Staff

  •  LaTanya Franklin

    Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
    LaTanya Franklin
    (816) 316-7028
    Katie Roe  
    Executive Director of Secondary Schools
    Katie Roe
    (816) 316-7029
    Director of Technology & Learning Systems
    Dr. Connie Smith 
    (816) 316-7227
    Jillian Meriweather  
    Coordinator of Early Learning Programs
    Jillian Meriweather
    (816) 316-7033
    Instructional Technology Facilitators 
    Kristie Sanborn 
    Cynthia Garrety

    Administrative Assistants
    Venus Murpy 
    (816) 316-7120
    Terra Charles 
    (816) 316-7120