•           Office of Curriculum and Instruction

    Kelly Holt - Director of Curriculum           Dr. Kate Marvel - Supervisor of Instruction  

    Ryan Buchanan - Supervisor of Instruction    David Morrison - Supervisor of Instruction


  • Smyrna students will have inclusive access to an inspired and exceptional education so that all may realize their academic promise and personal dreams.


  • We will work collaboratively with educators to strengthen classroom instruction and improve student achievement.  Pedagogical decisions will be research-based and supported with practical strategies and aligned resources.  Educators will receive support in pursuit of continuous professional growth.

Fundamental Principles

  • Invested:  We will be committed to teachers with a focus on what is best for students.

    Transparent: We will be clear and timely in communication about data and decisions. 

    Informed:  We will be research-based, equitable, and discerning.

    Professional:  We will be competent, committed, and accountable.

    Constant: We will continuously improve through fidelity and persistence.

Curriculum Specialists

  • Phil Wandless - Math Instructional Specialist

    Sandra Hall - Social Studies Instructional Specialist

    Justin Malin  - Science and Technology Instructional Specialist

    Candace Kelly - Reading Instructional Specialist

    Jessalynn Kenton - Community Relations and Family Engagement Specialist

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • The Smyrna School District Office of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to implementing high-quality materials and promoting classroom instruction that establishes a culture of belonging where all the faces, voices, perspectives, and experiences are reflected and valued.  Just as our schools create a safe space for children to feel welcomed, seen, and loved, the instruction and materials they use will do the same.  We will not passively accept hatred, disrespect, intimidation, or intolerance as they have no place in our classrooms, district, or our community.  The Smyrna School District accepts the responsibility of growth, change, hard work, and vigilance that is required to make this vision a reality.

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