Curriculum

Beth Tsoumas

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
(847) 998-5006

Kristine Patterson

Director of ELL & Bilingual Programs
(847) 657-2479

Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5007
The Department of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction (CAI) directly supports the goals of the District 34 Strategic Plan, which focus on maximizing student growth and ensuring the most effective instruction for every student, every day. In all disciplines, we provide rigorous curriculum aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards. Regular use of assessment practices, both during and after learning, provides essential feedback for students which supports their individual growth. Differentiated instruction and high levels of student engagement further support students’ academic success. Students learn and apply the necessary skills and dispositions to become self-directed learners and engaged participants in the learning process. 
The CAI Department is responsible for the development/selection and monitoring of:
  • District Curriculum
  • District Instructional Resources 
  • District-Wide Assessments 

In addition, the CAI Department oversees the following programs:
  • Advanced Math
  • Bilingual
  • English Learners
  • Fine Arts
  • Gifted English Language Arts 
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Physical Education
  • Summer School