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Curriculum & Assessment


Department Overview

The Department of Curriculum and Assessment is responsible for envisioning, planning, and directing the implementation of a broad range of areas, including: curriculum and instruction, assessment, strategic planning, professional learning, and the integration of technology and innovative educational initiatives.

The responsibilities of this work include:

  • Revising and aligning district curriculum to new and existing Idaho standards
  • Coordinating the implementation of research-based curriculum and instructional practices
  • Organizing and delivering professional learning for teachers and support staff
  • Creating program models to support the needs of all learners
  • Providing leadership roles to district committees
  • Supporting the implementation of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology initiatives: district determined measures, framework and curriculum implementation, state assessments, and 21st century learning expectations


Paige Goodson

Paige Goodson
Director of Curriculum and Assessment

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Mrs. Lisa Hamlin
Department Technical Assistant

The Middleton School District Instructional Specialist Team encompasses more than 100 years of combined teaching experience. The team is comprised of teachers who possess a wide range of experience, strengths, and skills that will provide a K-12 support structure. The Instructional Specialist team will provide instructional support and professional development to all instructional, administrative, and support staff.

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Kelly Cooke
Instructional Specialist

Gretchen Smith
Instructional Specialist

Jelena Maxwell Headshot

Jelena Maxwell
Instructional Specialist

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Sarah Thompson
Instructional Specialist

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Dory Reed
Instructional Specialist