Curriculum & Instruction

Administrators and Teachers CollaborateHigh Quality Instruction

Muskegon Public Schools professional staff provide high quality instruction to our students by using up-to-date curriculum materials, innovative instructional strategies and high quality professional training. At MPS, we nurture productive thinkers who thrive in an ever-changing technological society. Our teachers work collaboratively with  mentors, other teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists and administrators to provide high quality instruction for all students.

 

 

Whole Child Whole CommunityWhole Child Focus for Best Learning Outcomes 

Nothing is more important than ensuring all MPS staff members are caring for each child academically, socially and emotionally.  A guidepost of our work developed by the Centers for Disease Control using the tenets of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development focuses on the partnership of educators, parents and community partners to ensure our students are safe, healthy, engaged, supported and challenged.

 

 

Learning ResourcesLearning Resources for Families

High quality learning experiences require a whole community to interact with our young people. To provide the highest quality of education, MPS relies on our parents to utilize family learning resources to engage their children in reading at home, discovering science and social studies in their communities, and practicing mathematics. We encourage community partners to allow for field trips, work based learning experiences and other learning opportunities for our students. Families and community partners are encouraged to utilize our online resources or contact the Office of Instructional Services for more information.

Learning Resources for Families 

 

Teacher learning sessionCommitted to Teacher Professional Development for Optimal Student Learning

We invest in weekly professional development to equip our teachers and staff for classroom success. We emphasize subject matter integration, using reading and writing in science and social studies and developing math and science concepts through hands-on activities. Effective early literacy training is critical for creating a solid learning foundation. We incorporate school improvement, blended learning, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and CHAMPS classroom management into our teacher professional development for student success.

 

Office of Instructional Services Team and Contact Info

Administration Building
1458 5th Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 720-2083

Executive Director of Academic Services 
Dr. Jennifer Hammond

Financial Support Specialist
Catherine Emery
 
McKinney Vento Liaison
Nicole D'Arcy

English Language Arts Specialist
Julie Ray

Mathematics Specialist
Dr. Kathryn Coffey

Science Specialist
Joshua Presson

Social Studies Specialist
Kristy Tolbert

Instructional Technology Supervisor 
Devany Schumaker  

Instructional Support Specialist
Emily Staley  

 

 

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