• 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. Jessica Edgar
    Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Phone: (480) 224-3716 | Email

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    Lindsay Duran
    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.

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    Sarah Galetti
    Director of Federal Programs
    Phone: (480) 224-3770 | Email

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    Adama Sallu, Ed.D.
    Director of Equity and Inclusion
    Phone: 480-224-3719 | Email

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    Adam Sax
    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.

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    Renee Sweeden
    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.

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    Brenda Vargas
    Director of Counseling
    Phone: (480) 224-3708 | Email

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    Shaun Creighton
    Director of Instructional Technology
    Phone: (480) 812-7023 | Email

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    Jamie McBride
    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.

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