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Curriculum, Data, Instruction and Advancement

A photo of Teresa Maxwell

Teresa Maxwell

Director of Support Services

Desiree Cartmell

CDIA Office Technician

(951) 824-8159 VP

Yvette Ring

Office of Assistant
Office Technician

(951) 824-8070 VP

The Curriculum, Data, Instruction, and Advancement (CDIA) department is committed to successfully educating all students. The CDIA department provides and supports a rigorous, inclusive, and student-centered curriculum that aligns with the California Department of Education Frameworks and Standards foundation.

The CDIA Specialists and Supervisor select curricula, monitor and evaluate student performance data and assessments, mentor and provide professional development for teachers, lead new textbook adoptions, implement educational technology in the classrooms and keep the Superintendent and Principals abreast on these issues.

CDIA specialists also collaborate with instructional staff to adapt, modify and tailor educational materials to meet the needs of all our Deaf/Hard of Hearing student’s Individual Educational Programs. As a result, a wide variety of learning experiences, instructional practices and academic supports are employed to engage students as active, mindful learners who are prepared for college or their future career.



  • Ensure that Common Core State Standards are implemented and modified to meet the diverse linguistic and learning needs of all students
  • Assist in the development of curriculum goals
  • Guide the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials, per State of California recommendations
  • Manage the ordering of textbooks and supplemental materials
  • Conduct curriculum reviews


  • Facilitates all school wide testing
  • Manage and provide data for all State and local assessments
  • Manage Student Data Management System
  • Teach teachers how to access and analyze data 
  • CSDR participates in all state mandated testing plus administers the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) published by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) to track student achievement


  • Provide resources and information, and professional development opportunities related to instructional strategies, techniques and methods, and specific content areas
  • Assist teachers in the classroom when requested 
  • Specialist provide specialized instruction in reading, math, and American Sign Language
  • Identify and coordinate real world experiences that will support instruction


  • CDIA is responsible for all school-wide trainings
  • Teachers are encouraged to apply for professional development
  • Thinking Maps trainings