The CIML team provides vision, leadership, and expertise in the development of curriculum resources, instructional strategies and educational technologies to ensure that every student thrives and every school is high performing. Please select an image below to learn more.

Teaching and learning is the backbone of a school district, and it constantly evolves in response to the changing needs of the student population, as well as newly acquired best practices in education, district initiatives, and state directives. To that point, the curriculum process is always ongoing as we continue to develop and maintain curricula that are aligned to Connecticut standards including the Common Core State Standards. The Curriculum and Instruction department is committed to preparing our students throughout their Pre–K through Grade 12 years to graduate and to be college and career ready. Through collaboration, the development of curriculum, supporting instruction, and on-going professional development, the Curriculum and Instruction team strives to reinforce and ignite learning in Hartford.

The Curriculum Development and Instructional Improvement Plan is designed to provide a structure and process that will guide sustained review and improvement of existing curricula and drive the creation, review, and implementation of future curricula. Working collaboratively with curriculum development teams and district teacher leaders, we develop comprehensive curricula, share best practices, and analyze assessments to improve curriculum and instruction.

Teaching is a lifelong journey of learning about new strategies to continuously increase effectiveness and maximize learning for every student. Hartford schools seek to enrich the learning environment for its students by actively pursuing new strategies that will contribute to student engagement and achievement. It is only through the support and hard work of teachers that we can continue to experience the improved results that we have throughout the district.


HPS Program of StudiesDistrict Program of Studies

The HPS Program of Studies embodies our vision for our students’ futures as we seek to inspire and prepare each student to create his or her own success in and beyond school. Click here to view or download the document.




KRISTINE WOODS Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Media Literacy 860-695-8744
VANESSA S. DIAZ-VALENCIA Assistant Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Programs 860-695-8459
KHARY FLETCHER Director of Humanities 860-695-8754
DR. SANDRA INGA STEM Director 860-695-8733
TRACY ABBATE Director of the Arts & Wellness 860-695-8818
MARIO CARULLO Director of Mathematics 860-695-8685
DR. BRYAN DALEAS Director of World Languages 860-695-8486
ANDREA GREENE STEM Curriculum Specialist 860-695-8675
KARA ARNOLD Curriculum Specialist – ELA and Arts & Wellnesss 860-695-8792
JACLYN NARDI Curriculum Specialist – Literacy
MARY VALLERA Instructional Coach – Literacy
CHARITY WILSON Curriculum Specialist- Mathematics 860-695-8663
LILYANA AUSTER Curriculum Specialist- Mathematics 860-695-8341
SEAN FLAHERTY Curriculum Specialist – Social Studies & History 860-695-8565
ALAN LEVY Curriculum Specialist – Integration Development 860-695-8730
JENNIFER BROWN Executive Assistant to the Chief of Academics 860.695.8734