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.

Support Programs

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

  • Professional development
  • Three-year plan
  • New Teacher Induction
  • Mentor program
  • K-12 Language Arts
  • Technology integration support
  • Assessment coordination - AIMS, NWEA MAP, DIBELS, ACT Aspire
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI)
  • Proposition 301
  • Site goal and individual goal

Curriculum Adoption

The public is invited to review materials for Amplify Science, the science materials for grades k-8 that have been proposed for use in Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District (SCVUSD) beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. In accordance with ARS 15-721, new textbooks must be placed on display for a period of 60 days prior to official adoption by the governing board. Please complete the Amplify Science review form online for your feedback regarding the science materials. Please see below to review the digital material.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Stephen Schadler
Assistant Superintendent
(520) 375-8268

Angie López
Administrative Specialist
(520) 375-8261

Megan Padilla
Instructional Specialist, District Assessment Coordinator
(520) 375-8747

Judy Kennedy
Instructional Specialist

Patricia Bejarano
Instructional Specialist



Lourdes Jeong
Grants Coordinator
(520) 375-8264

Julie Preslar
Grants Accounting Technician

Alex Palumbo
Instructional Specialist

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




Important Information

Curriculum Resources

District personnel can access curriculum documents at the following website.

ELP Resources & Teachers' Guides