Welcome to the Chandler USD
Instructional Resource Center (IRC)
“What’s learned here, leaves here!”
500 W. Galveston St, Chandler, AZ 85225
- To provide excellent customer service
- To increase the number of CUSD employees utilizing the IRC
The IRC provides expert staff, instructional resources, and support to assist teachers and enhance student learning. The IRC has 4 classrooms and a large conference room to offer professional development opportunities.
Resources available at the IRC include:
- professional resource library
- science kits
- math manipulatives
- literature sets
- laminator and other office equipment
Instructional coaches are also available to provide training and support to educators in all grade levels and content areas.
Dr. Jessica Edgar
Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (480) 224-3716 | Email
Jessica Edgar is a former middle school teacher and has served as a building principal for 12 years in the K-8 setting. Dr. Edgar received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Arizona State University, and her doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University. An Arizona native and a former Weinberg Wrangler, Dr. Edgar serves in the Chandler Unified School District as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Director of CTE
Phone: (480) 224-3755 | Email
Lindsay Duran has a bachelors degree from Arizona State University in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Business and a masters from Grand Canyon University in Educational Leadership. She taught at both Junior High and High School levels; including computer applications, Marketing, and Education Professions. As well as serving as an educational technology specialist, CTE instructional specialist and Assistant Director prior to her current role as Director of CTE. Lindsay supports our 20 CTE programs that are offered at our high schools and junior highs.
Director of Federal Programs
Phone: (480) 224-3770 | Email
Adama Sallu, Ed.D.
Director of Equity and Inclusion
Phone: 480-224-3719 | Email
Director of Accountability and Assessment
Phone: (480) 224-3743 | Email
Adam Sax is a former 4th grade teacher and has served as a 2-5 building principal for 3 years, as well as Coordinator for Teaching and Learning, and Director of Instructional Technology, Data and Assessment in Illinois for a K-8 school district. Adam oversees Assessment and Accountability for Chandler Unified School District.
Director of PK-12 Electives and Enrichment
Phone: (480) 224-3715 | Email
Renee Sweeden began teaching in 1987, and has taught students Kindergarten through graduate school. She received her Bachelors from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in English Education, a Masters degree in English from the University of North Texas, and a Masters in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University. Renee has been with CUSD since 1994, teaching junior high ELA, high school AP English, as well as serving as an elementary media specialist, and as an instructional specialist. She was the district director for the AVID program, and the program director at Chandler Early College High School prior to her current role as Director of PK-12 Electives and Enrichment. She has one son and one grandson.
Director of Counseling
Phone: (480) 224-3708 | Email
In education since 2001, Brenda Vargas holds a bachelor's in Special Education, a master's in Education Administration and Certificate of Advanced Graduate studies in School Counseling. Brenda has been a special education teacher, counselor, dean and athletic director, instructional specialist for secondary education, district AVID director and assistant principal. She oversees the counseling and social service supports for the district.
Director of Instructional Technology
Phone: (480) 812-7023 | Email
Shaun graduated summa cum laude from Northern Arizona University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Music Education and a minor in mathematics education. He received his Masters of Education in Educational Technology from Arizona State University in August of 2002. Shaun has spent his entire career in Chandler USD, teaching choral music at Bogle JHS for 6 years and computer applications courses at Santan JHS for 13 years before joining the IRC as an Instructional Technology Specialist in 2015.
Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (480) 224-3704 | Email
Jamie McBride serves students, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders in CUSD by supporting World Languages, Dual Language Immersion programs, and Early Childhood programs. She believes that All Children Are Capable of Success ... No Exceptions! Jamie holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Elementary Education / Curriculum and Instruction with endorsements in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Reading, ESL, and Adult Education. Prior to her work at the Instructional Resource Center, she has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and academic coach. In addition, Jamie develops and facilitates professional development for certified and classified staff in CUSD.
Please contact the Instructional Resource Center to arrange a tour or to learn more about curriculum and instructional resources that support our teachers.
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