Curriculum & Learning Design

The District's Office of Instructional Support guides the content and curriculum taught in our classrooms. There is a variety of professional learning opportunities available to staff and some are offered to non-district employees and substitutes as indicated. These can be found at the Professional Learning Opportunities website.

All content in District 51 classes are guided by CDE Colorado K-12 Academic Standards.

Parents and Students:
Resources about current classes and grade levels can be found in ParentVUE and in the Pacing Guides link on the left.

Staff: Access our Teacher Resource Center containing the most current instructional support materials to assist you in your classroom. Remember, these can also be accessed through Staff Connect from home.

Please note: Curriculum/Instructional Support members are in process of updating all areas to to reflect the latest Content Standards. Staff members can find support documents in the Teacher Resource site. Parents and Students will find resources in ParentVUE. The district Curriculum Pacing Guides for all levels can be found on a separate page through the "Parent" site or you can follow this link to view Pacing Guides.

Address Emerson Building

930 Ute Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone Number (970)254-5302
Fax Number (970)254-5344

Melissa Turner
Title Name Phone Number
Director Melissa Turner (970)254-5302
Executive Administrative Assistant Deanna Vandermeer (970)254-5302
Professional Learning Deanna Vandermeer (970)254-5302
Anchor Resources (textbooks) Polly Burch (970)254-5480

Elementary, Middle School and High School Content Specialists
Terri Earl K-5 English Language Arts Specialist
Sarah Downing-Ford 6-12 English Language Arts Specialist
Liz Mohler K-5 Math Specialist
Tracy Seremak 6-12 Math Specialist
Becky Jones K-12 Science Specialist
Jessica Haley K-12 Social Studies Specialist 
Ayme Zortman K-12 PE / Health & Wellness Facilitator

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