innovation & curriculum design

RUSD’s TOSA Program (Teacher On Special Assignment) is one of the many ways in which Foundation support has a direct impact on our students. The Foundation funds two full time TOSAs whose primary goal is to improve student achievement by supporting staff in the successful implementation of curriculum standards. By modeling effective research-based instructional strategies, developing curriculum and assessments and conducting regular professional development, TOSAs contribute to a robust curriculum and overall student success.

As a team, RUSD TOSAs Paul DeVoto and Ashley Williams enhance curriculum innovation and design by providing the following academic support districtwide:

  • Curricular support in mathematics and English Language Arts, including demo lessons, co-teaching, purchasing and logistical support

  • Development of STEAM lessons and curriculum at Reed and Bel Aire, with embedded professional development for teachers

  • New teacher mentoring

  • Educational technology integration leadership and support

  • Continued development of math intervention programs at Reed, Bel Aire, & Del Mar

  • District-wide assessment coordination