Teaching, Learning, and Assessing

The Teaching, Learning, and Assessing (TLA) Department provides rigorous, relevant curriculum and assessment. We also support the implementation of best instructional practices to sustain high student achievement based on data.

Curriculum Review

Sex Education

The link below contains information regarding our sex education program. Please review and share comments if you like.

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AP US History Textbook Adoption

NOTICE 10/6/2023
Please note, a meeting for the AP US History Textbook Adoption Committee was held on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 12:15 pm in Room 508 at Rio Rico High School, 590 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ.

The agenda for the meeting located here:

Minutes from the meeting are found here: 

Next Textbook Adoption Committee meeting scheduled for December 18, 2023.

Curriculum Review for AP US History Resource

The public is invited to review the following for the AP US History resource adoption. 

Fabric of a Nation: A Brief History with Skills and Sources. Stacey, J. & Ellington, M. (2020). Bedford, Freeman & Worth High School Publishers 

Print textbooks are available for review at the following locations:

SCV35 District Office, 570 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648

Rio Rico High School Front Office, 590 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648

To provide feedback on the print resources, complete the form available at the location.

Digital access to this resource is available by clicking on the following link:

VitalSource Explore Public Review Link: https://vstgo.co/r/esTv

To provide feedback from your digital review, click this link to the digital review form.


Support Programs

We offer the following programs and support for teaching, learning, and assessing:

  • Professional development
  • New Teacher Induction
  • Mentor program
  • Technology integration support
  • Assessment coordination - NWEA MAP, DIBELS, ACT Aspire
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI)

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Stephen Schadler
Assistant Superintendent
(520) 375-8268

Megan Padilla
Teaching, Learning and Assessing  Coordinator
(520) 375-8747

Judy Kennedy
Instructional Specialist




Carolina Duran
Grants Coordinator
(520) 375-8264

Alex Palumbo

Instructional Specialist

Barbara Hahn
Office Specialist - TLA & IT
(520) 375-8793