Why? To ensure equal opportunities across the system, the same rigorous curriculum, and quality instruction for every child in every school T HE D IVISION OF C URRICULUM AND I NSTRUCTION Mobile County Public School System Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent How? By providing aligned, viable curriculum information and materials to every teacher in every school, for every child. By providing support for every teacher in every subject in every school.
In grades K-5 th, students are taught reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in 55 elementary schools. Schools sponsor real life experiences for elementary age students to enhance their knowledge and skills of the history of their state and nation. In addition to the core subjects, all children have physical education every day. Lifetime skills are developed while students learn important facts to enhance their health and personal safety. Fine Arts teachers provide music and art education in elementary schools at scheduled times throughout the year. E LEMENTARY E DUCATION Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent
E LEMENTARY S TAFF M ARILYN H OWELL Supervisor Language Arts / Reading E LIZABETH L IBBY L ITTLE Supervisor Science / Social Studies L AURA H ITTSON Resource Teacher Mathematics (K-2) S USAN J ORDAN Resource Teacher Mathematics (3-5) Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent MCPSS employs curriculum-leaders to oversee the curriculum and provide teachers with the staff development and support needed to guide children through their journey. Elementary supervisors and resource teachers serve principals, teachers and students in grades K through 5.
S ECONDARY E DUCATION Secondary Education is comprised of grades 6 through 12. As students are growing through this stage of education, the curriculum also grows. Along with the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, and/or Art and Music, academic elective subjects are introduced, as well as clubs, sporting teams, and additional academic competitions. Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent
S ECONDARY S TAFF MCPSS employs curriculum-leaders to oversee the curriculum and provide teachers with the staff development and support needed to guide children through their journey. Secondary supervisors serve principals, teachers and students in grades 6 through 12. A NTIONETTE T ONI W ORSHAM High School Curriculum Coordinator English / Language Arts H ELEN M ILES Middle School Curriculum Coordinator Mathematics Christine Nassar Science Nathaniel Smith Social Studies Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent
M IDDLE S CHOOL E DUCATION MCPSS middle schools serve students in grades 6 through 8 in 21 middle schools across the county. The Division of Curriculum and Instruction is charged with developing a viable and aligned curriculum for all students. The staff ensures that the curriculum is aligned to Alabama and national standards at every level and in every core subject. All middle schools offer a full curriculum of core subjects and unique courses and electives. Department Chairpersons for Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science are in every middle school. Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon Schools National Board Certified Teachers Environmental Studies Center Magnet Schools including Clark School of Math, Science and Technology Dunbar School of Creative and Performing Arts Phillips Preparatory School Did you know MCPSS Middle Schools Offer …… Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent
H IGH S CHOOL E DUCATION Twelve comprehensive high schools serve 16,974 students. All high schools offer a full curriculum of core subjects to meet the four by four curriculum requirements for graduation. Every high school offers Advanced Placement courses and some also offer dual enrollment courses. In these classes students can earn college credit while still in high school. All elective courses in Fine Arts are supported by the C&I Fine Arts supervisor, including band, dance, choir, and the visual arts. Twenty-one athletic programs are supported by the systems Athletic Director along with PE, Health, and Drivers Ed. C&I also offers World Languages as an elective. Did you know MCPSS High Schools Offer …… Research-Based Instructional Practices International Baccalaureate programs at Davidson and Murphy High Schools Data-Driven Decision Making National Board Certified Teachers Comprehensive Enrollment 21 Athletic Programs available to students Array of AP and Dual Enrollment Course Offerings Fine Arts Athletic and Academic Competitions Opportunities for academic and athletic scholarships – Over $98 million in Scholarships Awarded to graduates Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent
I MPORTANT C URRICULUM P ROGRAMS The C&I staff provides support to specific programs, regardless of grade level. These supervisors work with teachers and staff in grades kindergarten through 12 th grade. Athletics, Health, Drivers Education Fine Arts Magnet Schools Library / Media / Textbooks A staff of five implement the textbook program from the warehouse Environmental Studies Center Talents Unlimited Lynn Huey Talents Unlimited Desiree Bishop Environmental Studies Center Debbie Turner, Supervisor Library / Media / Textbooks Marilyn Pace, Supervisor Magnet School Program Nancy Thompson, Supervisor Music and Fine Arts Calvin Crist, Supervisor Athletics, Health and Drivers Education Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent
T EXTBOOKS This year, the Mobile County Public School System will began Year 2 adoption of a new Common Core curriculum with Reading and Language Arts textbooks. Last year, the Mathematics Common Core was adopted and is being implemented for the 2012- 2013 school year. Adoption of the Language Arts Common Core will again see the school system make an significant investment in new books and other materials in order to fully implement. Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent Debbie Turner Carlos Montgomery Textbook Coordinator Clyde Hall Warehouseman / Truck Driver Tim Everett Warehouseman / Truck Driver Anthony Still Warehouseman / Truck Driver
S UPPORT P ERSONNEL C&I staff are fortunate to work with an experienced, friendly and capable group of support personnel. Carolyn Pearce serves as the Assistant Superintendents Secretary and Cathi Clarke provides support division wide. Lisa Ladner K-12 Athletics, Health, Drivers Education Division Timekeeper Regina Green High School Coordinator K-12 Reading and Language Arts Tiffany Hearn K-12 Music / Fine Arts and Secondary Social Studies Deborah Able-Bailey K-12 Science and Elementary Social Studies Kathryn Reynolds K-12 Magnet Schools Program and Foreign Language Deidra Davis Middle School Coordinator and K-12 Mathematics Library / Media (Vacant) Clarea Bell Textbooks Susan Baker Talents Unlimited Grace Phelps Environmental Studies Center Division of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Carolyn Lee Taylor, Assistant Superintendent