Curriculum Menu

Contact Information

Basia Kiehler 
Asst. Sup. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Title IX Coordinator
Preschool Director

Laura Allen
Elementary Instructional Coach
LESA Early Literacy Coach

Shannon Shafer
Elementary Instructional Coach

Wendy Johnson
Secondary Instructional Coach (Math/Science)

Katie Monge
Secondary Instructional Coach (ELA/Social Studies)

Kim Kijewski
English Learner (EL) Consultant

Ruth Smart
Executive Assistant to the Superintendant
SCECH Coordinator


Our Heart for Curriculum

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment are at the heart of teaching and learning. Each student in our community public school district deserves every opportunity to earn an education that will open the door to living the life they deserve. The driving force of our team's work is to provide these opportunities. We look forward to standing beside you as you raise your student(s). Through the use of collaboration and data, our goal is to provide alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment across all grade levels and subject areas so that all students can thrive.

How We Assemble Our Curriculum

The development and delivery of a high-quality curriculum that is aligned to state and national standards is a very complex task. Assembling a great curriculum is like putting together a complicated puzzle. Here at Pinckney Community Schools, we are proud of the work we are doing and the amount of the puzzle that we have completed. Solving the Curriculum puzzle involves several basic types of puzzle pieces:

  • The development of lessons built around Michigan's Grade Level Content Expectations or High School Content Expectations

  • The use of high-quality student assessments that accurately reflect the state standards

  • Acquiring the tools and developing the skills to evaluate the data resulting from assessment, so that we can find where our strengths and weaknesses are in delivering the content

  • The continuing development of our own skill as professionals to deliver the content to our students in the most effective ways possible

Here are some "Parent Roadmaps" for Common Core in English Language Arts from the Council of the Great City Schools.

Here are some "Parent Roadmaps" for Common Core in Mathematics from the Council of the Great City Schools.