Curriculum & Instruction

  • Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum Writing Bootcamp 4-27-15
  • Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum Writing Bootcamp 4-27-15

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Strategic Plan



The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is the hub for teaching and learning in Garland Independent School District. Our goal is to ensure that we provide vision, leadership and expertise in the development of curricular and instructional systems and programs that are research-based, student-centered and address the standards outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).

Curriculum Writing

Based on the goals from the District Strategic Plan, we are currently working on rewriting core content in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade for teachers and staff to access in Schoolnet. We have over 100 teachers engaged in the curriculum writing process that began in the summer of 2014.

Curriculum Previews

We have hosted three curriculum previews for district and campus administrators and classroom teachers to view newly developed curriculum in the Schoolnet platform. At each preview, participants gave feedback and suggestions to assist curriculum writers as they continue to build and refine in preparation for an August 2015 release date.

Department Staff
Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Mida Milligan 972-487-3197
Secondary ELA Coordinator (Grades 6-12)  Lori Elliot  972-487-3204
Intermediate ELA Coordinator (Grades 3-5) Myra Crump  972-487-3391
Primary ELA Coordinator (Grades PreK-2) Doris Montayne  972-487-3139
Secondary Mathematics Coordinator (Grades 6-12) Kevin Massey  972-487-3149
Elementary Mathematics Coordinator (Grades PreK-5) Traci Vickery  972-487-3178
Science Coordinator (Grades K-12) Kristina Garrett  972-487-3147
Social Studies Coordinator (Grades K-12) Caleb Tolleson  972-487-3142
Foreign Languages Coordinator  Standra Johnson 972-487-3394 
Health/PE Coordinator Louise Gartrell  972-487-3393
Technology Coordinator (Grades K-12) Dr. Jasna Aliefendic  972-487-3094
Library/Media Services Coordinator Teena Garvin  972-494-8230
Digital Media Specialist Dave Burton 972-487-3048
Tech Specialist - Title I Brian Dean 972-487-3079
Grants Specialist Shermika Fluker 972-487-3392
Technology Facilitator Katherine Miller 972-487-3084
STEM Facilitator Theresa Parisi 972-487-3148
Mandarin Specialist Fang Wang 972-487-3219

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