Welcome to the Academics Page

We are providing supplemental learning resources and opportunities for students during this time and planning for any future possible delays due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We understand not all CCSD students have access to technology so we are developing supplemental learning packets (see below). We are working on paper copies of resource materials to be available at meal sites and bus stops. We encourage families, parents, grandparents, and caregivers to find ways to keep students engaged in educational activities during this extended period of school closures. Thank you.

Grade Level Supplemental Learning Packets  
Pre-K/Kindergarten Pre-K Packet Kindergarten Packet
1st Grade/2nd Grade 1st Grade Packet 2nd Grade Packet
3rd Grade/4th Grade 3rd Grade Packet 4th Grade Packet
5th Grade/6th Grade 5th Grade Packet 6th Grade Packet
7th Grade/8th Grade 7th Grade Packet 8th Grade Packet
ELA ELA 9-12 Packet  
MATH Algebra I Algebra II
  Geometry  
Other Materials Art (Letter from Mrs. Roe)  
  Reading Log  
Navajo Materials Navajo and Spanish Language Resources  
  Navajo and Spanish Language Websites for Educational Activities  

Important Academics Information

***Links for Families and Educators

  • Amazing Educational Resources: A list of educational companies offering free educational subscriptions due to school closings.
  • Brainpop.com: A resource that allows students and teachers to be involved in the learning process. CCSD already uses this great tool.
  • Edgenuity.com: Students can use Edgenuity for their credit recovery classes.
  • Greatminds.org/math: Great Minds offers the Eureka Math curriculum as PDF downloads for free. The curriculum is accompanied by a selection of instructional materials and support resources for teachers at no additional cost.
  • Istation.com: Students in grades K-8 can still use iStation for ELA and Math during the closure.
  • Scholastic.com/support/learnathome: Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans, called “Scholastic Learn At Home.” It allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.

Contact Academics

Kassy Lopez, Ph.D., Instructional Coordinator
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20177  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Judy Geisinger, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20178  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bobby Sutherland, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20179  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. Sam Eckhart, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of an Academic Coach

  • Develop curriculum, instructional materials, and assessments.
  • Model lessons in classrooms as needed.
  • Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the NM Common Core State Standards and varied assessments, the Framework for Teaching, and data analysis.
  • Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with District initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
  • Create an articulated schedule with building administration.
  • Assist teachers in understanding CCSD mission and core values.
  • Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings.
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.
  • Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.
  • Support teachers by helping with the multiple instructional strategies/processes during planning times.
  • Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success.
  • Develop staff members’ knowledge and skills through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
  • Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
  • Assist in devising and implementing a district-wide assessment system to chart student achievement.
  • Support teachers in providing intensive ELL strategies, at all levels of proficiency, to meet the instructional needs of identified students, as required by State and Federal mandates.
  • Attend all District professional development trainings related to the position of Instructional Coach.
  • Remain current best instructional practices by attending professional conferences, events, workshops, webinar's, and educational book studies as required.
  • Align work time to goals and objectives of the district school improvement plan.
  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines, and local, state and federal laws.
  • Perform additional job responsibilities as assigned.