Educational Services

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    11290 W. Grier Rd., Suite 121A

    Mailing Address
    Marana Unified School District
    11279 W. Grier Rd., Suite 121A 
    Marana, AZ 85653

    Hours of Operation
    Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

    Phone: (520) 682-4745
    FAX: (520) 682-1000

    Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator: Kim Parker - Email
    Gifted & Talented Education Coordinator:
    Michele Thelen - Email
    Elementary Math Specialist: Jen Hendrickson - Email
    Secondary Math Specialist: Sarah Dennison - Email
    Secondary Literacy and Learning Coordinator: Mary Romero - Email
    Instructional Coordinator: Michelle Bergesen - Email
    Elementary Literacy Coordinator: Jill Cordova - Email  
    Professional Learning Specialist: Jacque Valdez (Suite 114A) - Email
    K-12 Science Specialist: Krisha Leyva - Email
    Secondary Social Studies Specialist: Janelle Edmonds - Email
    School Climate and Connectedness Coordinator: Shari Attebery - Email


  • Presenter on stage discussing teacher purpose supporting student well being Overview

    At the heart of learning are exceptional Marana teachers committed to the provision of rigorous, relevant, and inspirational teaching to ensure the needs of all learners are met and that all students are provided a unique, challenging, and inspiring educational experience. 

    The Learners, Leaders, & Innovators department is committed to increasing student learning and achievement through effective and consistently applied curriculum and instruction, assessment, professional development, and bolstering the District’s collaborative culture. 

    Objectives include the provision of professional development and providing support for technology specific to instruction through evidence-based methods. The department focuses on increasing teachers’ capacity to organize and apply curriculum, deliver instruction, and leverage data for instructional improvement.