Educational Services

Educational Services

Welcome to Educational Services. The major function of this department is to provide educational services and programs to students and support to teachers and administrators in curriculum development, professional development, data analysis, and student/program evaluation.

The departments within Educational Services are:

The general information within the links below should be helpful to you. Also, be sure to check out the “Resources” section of the Downey Unified School District website, as there is helpful information for parents, students, teachers, and staff.

Wayne Shannon
Assistant Superintendent – Elementary Educational Services
Catherine Pecka, Administrative Secretary

Roger Brossmer
Assistant Superintendent – Secondary Educational Services
Catherine Pecka, Administrative Secretary


Jennifer Robbins, Assistant Director of Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
John Harris, Director, Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

Melissa Canham, Teacher Specialist / Mathematics
Robert Kaplinsky, Math Coach
Nanette Johnson, Teacher Specialist/ Mathematics
Glenda Martinez, Teacher Specialist / Mathematics
Charlotte Evensen, Teacher Specialist / English
Karlin LaPorta, Teacher Specialist / English Learners
Kellie Bernd, Teacher Specialist / Title I Reading

Devon France, Senior Secretary Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Nancy Valdez, Senior Secretary Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Curriculum / Course of Study
Instructional Materials
Math Grant (UCLA)
Program Evaluation
Retention & Promotion
Staff Development
Stauffer Foundation
Title II – A & D

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