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High Expectations

It is essential the experiences of our students be anchored against high expectations. Our schools can accomplish this through an intentional process of alignment: alignment of learning experiences with curriculum, which is aligned with standards, which is aligned with high (and internationally benchmarked) expectations.
These high expectations must be present in all our schools, especially in those that serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds. To confront issues of student equity, we must ensure all our students are afforded the right to learn in a high-expectation environment.

Theory of Action

IF Jeffco educators align all student learning to the Colorado Academic Standard and Jeffco Generations Skills AND are supported to align instructional practices to meet or exceed standards and skills THEN students will achieve mastery through individualized, challenging, and engaging learning experiences.


By May of 2020 Jeffco curriculum, assessment supports and resources in Bridge to Curriculum will be aligned to the new 2020 Colorado Academic Standards, Colorado Essential Skills, and Jeffco Generations Skills. 

Tactic Team

Jen Steele (Tactic Lead) - Director, Curriculum and Instruction
Cecily Klein - Director, Curriculum and Instruction
Elyse Allen - Teacher, Secondary Science
Rebecca Dunn - Title 1 Community and Family Connections
Lindsey Frasier - Instructional Assessment
Katie Grisham - Professional Learning Communities Coach
Kristina Harris - Curriculum and Instruction
Ruth Hartvigson - Program Specialist, Preschool
Tonia Heffley - Resource Teacher Gifted and Talented
Jill Kalb - Curriculum and Instruction
Soojin Kim - ESL/Dual Language
Liza Meier - Assistant Director, Special Education
Kristi Shaner - Principal, Ryan Elementary
Lisa Summitt - Educational Technology
Susie Van Scoyk - Principal, Alameda International Jr./Sr. High School
Heather Waldron - Pathways Designer


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