• Welcome to the Chandler USD
    Melinda Romero
    Instructional Resource Center (IRC)

    “What’s learned here, leaves here!”

    500 W. Galveston St, Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 224-3700

    Our Goals

    • 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
    • textbooks
    • 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. Wendy Nance
    Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development
    Phone: 480-224-3716 | Email

    In education since 1987, Dr. Nance holds a BA in Elementary Education, MA in Administration and Supervision, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She oversees professional development for support staff, certified staff, and administrators, and also manages the evaluation system for teachers and principals.


    Colleen Flannery
    Director of Technology Services
    Phone: (480) 224-3752 | Email


    Dr. Kymberly Marshall
    Director of Student Services
    Phone: (480) 224-3734 | Email

    Kymberly Marshall has both a bachelors and masters degree in Special Education and a doctorate degree in Educational Administration. The Student Services department provides support in the areas of IDEA eligibility and special education, section 504 eligibility and accommodations, gifted education (CATS) programs, and Health services. She has provided specialized instruction and consultation to a variety of students ages 3-21 since beginning her career in education in 1987.


    Renee Sweeden
    Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    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 was the program director at Chandler Early College High School prior to her current role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She has one son and one grandson.


    Brenda Vargas
    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.


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    Amber Stouard
    Assistant Director of Assessment
    Phone: (480) 812-7033 | Email

    In education since 2009, Amber Stouard holds degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Administration. She oversees K-12 district and state testing.