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About Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Under the leadership of Assistant Superintendent Chad Mazza, the Somerville Public Schools offer the following services in curriculum, instruction, and assessment across grades Pre-K-12.

  • A wide variety of subjects and course offerings in core content subjects (English, Math, Social Studies, and Science) and specialist subjects (Art, Music, Library/Media Studies, Health/Physical Education, and World Languages)
  • Updated textbooks and instructional materials to support subjects and course offerings
  • Significant emphasis on research, critical thinking, and problem solving across all subjects
  • After-school programs that provide enrichment activities aligned with school system objectives
  • Local assessment programs for every student
  • A year-round schedule of professional development for our teachers to enhance skills

Classroom instruction is closely aligned with efforts in the Special Education DepartmentEnglish Language Learners DepartmentSomerville Community Schools, and Somerville High School Counseling Department to ensure students have the individual attention and the time they need to maximize their potential.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Staff

Chad Mazza, Assistant Superintendent

Uri Harel, K-8 Curriculum Coordinator

Kathleen Seward, K-8 Elementary Science and Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator

Kathleen Bailer, Director of Early Education and Care Department

Samantha Eligene, Director of Data, Assessment, and Accountability

Dr. Jessica Boston Davis, Director of Excellence and Equity

Jason Behrens, Innovation Specialist


Homework Policy (revised May 2022)

Summer 2022 Reading List for Grades 1-8 in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole

2020 DESE District Report Cards

District Curriculum Accommodation Plan

SPS Field Trip Manual

SPS Field Trip Forms

SPS Research Application Form for Researchers

APA citation reference list

Help my child with academics info series

Infotrac research database

Minuteman Library Network research database

Somerville Public Library online catalog

World Book Encyclopedia online