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Curriculum and Instruction

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School District 189’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction works to support schools and ensure that every child has access to high-quality teaching and learning in every classroom in the district. Our goal is to support academic achievement for every child. The Curriculum and Development Team supports curriculum and instructional strategy development, using the most up-to-date research and practice to guide development. In addition, the team provides professional development for teachers across the district including workshops, 1:1 coaching, and professional learning communities.

Please visit the Curriculum Department's Website by clicking the link below.

Curriculum Department Website

Department Mission Statement:

Our mission is to share the responsibility for learning by providing support and guidance to ensure the success of all students.

We believe that:

  • we provide service to the district learning community through support, guidance, resources, collaboration and leadership.
  • decisions are based on what is best for each individual student.
  • by valuing diversity, we provide equity and excellence for all.
  • the alignment of curriculum, assessment, and instruction promotes student success.
  • all members are unique with special talents that add value to the learning community.
  • effective communication leads to consistency and synergy.


Department Initiatives:


Scripps Spelling Bee

Family Science Night

MathCON online math competition for secondary math students

Mock Election

Competency-Based Curriculum at Wyvetter Young Alternative Center

Guest and student storyteller presentations

Parent Literacy Leaders book giveaway

Student History Presentation Fair

Contact Us:

Jennifer Brumback, Chief Academic Officer


Phone:  618-646-3022

Barbara Warren, Administrative Assistant


Phone:  618-646-3020

Antionette Johnson, Director of Curriculum


Phone:  618-646-3335