students and parents

Dr. Treva Franklin, Assistant Superintendent – Instructional Services 972-882-7377
Laura Barber, Senior Assistant to Dr. Treva Franklin 972-882-7442
Ed Burns, Executive Director – Leadership Development 972-882-7379
Susie Court, Executive Director – Leadership Development 972-882-7314
Karen Lloyd, Executive Director – Leadership Development 972-882-7403
Deborah Shewmake, Executive Director – Leadership Development 972-882-7329
Donna McAda, Administrative Officer - Student Achievement & Assessment 972-882-7448
Felicia Simmons, Administrative Assistant to Executive Directors – Leadership Development 972-882-7489
Sandy Salazar, Administrative Assistant to to Executive Directors – Leadership Development 972-882-7402
Tamara Dunman, Administrative Assistant to Executive Directors – Leadership Development 972-882-7788
Steve Andre, Director - Fine Arts 972-882-7300
Kristi Krajca, Director - Career & Technical Education 972-882-7374
Tara Nichols, Coordinator - Mathematics 972-882-7353
Wendi Hatley, Coordinator - P.E. and Health Education 972-882-7413
Andrea Bailey, Coordinator - Elementary Language Arts/Reading 972-882-7350
Patrick Haney, Coordinator - Science 972-882-7388
Carolyn Pyles, Coordinator - Secondary Language Arts/Journalism/Foreign Language/Reading 972-882-7352
Daniel Norwood, Coordinator - Social Studies 972-882-7346
Jennifer Hulme, Coordinator - Title I & II and Homeless Liaison 972-882-7351
Diana Martinez, Coordinator - Bilingual 972-882-8726
Russ Weeks, Coordinator - Gifted/Talented 972-882-7369
Leigh Farley, Coordinator - Career & Technical Education 972-882-7348
Jennifer Martin, Coordinator - Career & Technical Education 972-882-7458
Andrea Oliver, Specialist - Curriculum/Assessment Technical Support 972-882-7414


Curriculum in MISD

The standards in Texas and in Mesquite ISD are the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills – the TEKS. The TEKS provide a framework for the written, tested, and taught curriculum.  Every student  must have the opportunity to learn the TEKS for his/her grade level in any school or classroom in the district.  The TEKS are considered a “non-negotiable” in Mesquite ISD

Texas public schools have a TEKS-based assessment program called STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness). The TEKS are the framework for STAAR assessment objectives.  A thorough understanding of the TEKS is essential for student success in the classroom, on the state assessment, and as reflected in the state accountability system. STAAR is part of the accountability system that measures the strength of our daily instructional program through the performance of our students.

The curriculum in MISD provides the course sequence and a timeline framework for each subject. Teachers follow the scope and sequence so that students are prepared for district level assessments called Checkpoints.  These assessments give teachers opportunity to know what concepts students have mastered and what concepts need more instruction or re-teaching.  Instructional maps that outline what is taught each reporting period are available to teachers, parents, and administrators on the district website.