Learners, Leaders, & Innovators
11290 W. Grier Rd., Suite 121A
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 -
Gifted & Talented Education Coordinator: Michele Thelen -
Elementary Math Specialist: Jen Hendrickson -
Secondary Math Specialist: Sarah Dennison -
Secondary Literacy and Learning Coordinator: Mary Romero -
Instructional Coordinator: Michelle Bergesen -
Elementary Literacy Coordinator: Jill Cordova -
Professional Learning Specialist: Jacque Valdez (Suite 114A) -
K-12 Science Specialist: Krisha Leyva -
Secondary Social Studies Specialist: Janelle Edmonds -
School Climate and Connectedness Coordinator: Shari Attebery -
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.