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Instructional Division

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our Vision for Stu​dent Success

Fresno Unified is committed to preparing college and career ready graduates.  To achieve this level of readiness, every student can and must learn at grade level and beyond.  We have a deliberate, intentional culture of learning with high expectations where every day, every educator and every student seeks to learn and strives for growth.  We support and challenge each other to stay focused on what matters most: ensuring that in every classroom our students are tackling relevant, challenging content, taking ownership for their learning and improving every day. ​

Theory of Action​

  • Get the right people in the right work
  • Invest all stakeholders in a shared vision of effective instruction that drives our work
  • Establish a diverse, inclusive, accountable community that embraces a culture of learning with high expectations
  • Ensure a coherent and effective instructional system to support schools in achieving our shared vision

​​Instructional Division​​
​​​Kim Mecum​, Chief Academic Officer
​(559) 457-3731​

​Instructional Division Org Chart

​​​College & Career Readiness
Explo​re programs and schools which support in preparing our students to be college and career ready.​

Jeremy Ward, Executive Officer
​​(559) 248-7465

Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Learning
Learn​​ about curriculum, instruction and prof​essional learning opportunities for educators and resources for parents.

Carlos Castillo, Instructional Superintendent​
(559) 457-3554

Prevention and Intervention
Explore the socio-emotional supports available to support student learning.

Ambra​ Dorsey, Executive Director
(559) 457-3340

​​​​English Learner Services
Explore programs and services for our English Language Learners (ELLs).

Sandra Toscano, Assistant Superintendent
(559) 457-3928

Extended Summer ​​​Learning Program & After School Programs
Learn about the different learning and enrichment opportunities which support learning outside of the school day and during the summer.

Connie Cha, Extended Summer Learning Program & ASP
(559) 248-7466

​Specialty Schools​
Learn about the different educational programs offered at our specialty schools.

Katie Russell, Instructional Superintendent
(559) 457-3678

School Leadership - School Supervisors​
Learn which member of the Fresno Unified's leadership team supports your school site.

Katie Russell, Instructional Superintendent
(559) 457-3678

Special Educati​on
Learn about Fresno Unified's special education services.

Brian Beck​, Assistant Superintendent
(559) 457-3226


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