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Curriculum & Instruction


The Office of Curriculum & Instruction oversees curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability of the District’s educational programs. Current District teaching and learning initiatives include the use of formative assessments to guide instruction, closing the achievement gap within student sub-groups, providing instructional staff with a systematic method of student assessment analysis, and the development of instructional strategies to help all students achieve high levels of learning through high-quality teacher professional development.  Additionally, we strive to promote, implement, and support research-based practices for instructional leadership and teaching designed to provide meaningful and engaging student learning.

Curriculum is:

  • Content – What students should know, be able to do, and be committed to
  • ​Instruction – How content is taught
  • Assessment – How content is measured

Essentials of Curriculum:

  • Balanced Core
  • Standards-Based
  • Coherent
  • Consistent
  • Challenging, high expectations for all
  • Differentiated Instruction

The Ohio Improvement Process has created a climate of shared vision and leadership for student achievement in conjunction with the District strategic plan. All instruction in the District is aligned with the state academic content standards. Academic Content Standards describe the knowledge and skills that students should attain, often called the “what” of what students should know and do. They indicate the ways of thinking, working, communicating, reasoning, investigating, and important ideas, concepts, issues, and knowledge essential to each subject. More information about Ohio’s New Learning Standards can be found at

Thank you for your interest in the Maple Heights City Schools Office of Curriculum & Instruction. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact our office.

Susan Jaroscak,
Director of Curriculum & Gifted Education


Susan Jaroscak
Mrs. Susan Jaroscak,
Director of Curriculum & Gifted Education


Contact Information

Office of Curriculum & Instruction
Maple Heights City Schools
5740 Lawn Avenue
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
Phone: 216-587-6100
Fax: 216-518-2675

Ms. Susan Jaroscak
216-587-6100 Ext. 3402

Jamie Zivkovich, Ext. 3401


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Curriculum Coordinator
Mrs. Maria Rodgers, Ext. 3113

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Curriculum Coordinator
Dr. Markita Warren, Ext. 3114

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Contact Information

Maple Heights City Schools
5740 Lawn Avenue
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Phone: 216-587-6100
Fax: 216-518-2674