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

    “What’s learned here, leaves here!”

    Our Goals

    • To provide excellent customer service
    • To increase the number of CUSD employees utilizing the IRC

    The IRC is a state-of-art Wi-Fi facility with expert staff and instructional resources to support teachers for student learning. The IRC has 4 classrooms and a large conference room with the most innovative technology for professional development opportunities.


    Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development
    Dr. Wendy Nance, Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development
    Dr. Wendy Nance
    Title: Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development
    Phone: (480) 224-3716
    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.
    IRC Media
    Academic Coaches
    Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Renee Sweeden, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Renee Sweeden
    Title: Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Phone: (480) 224-3715
    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 a grandchild on the way!
    Academic Coaches Curriculum IRC Media Center
    Director of Federal Programs
    Monica Romero, Director of Federal Programs
    Monica Romero
    Title: Director of Federal Programs
    Phone: (480) 224-3771
    Monica has served as a counselor, assistant principal, principal and coordinator of federal programs in both charter and public schools. She has worked as a community liaison for Arizona State University at the Hispanic Research Center. She attended Western New Mexico University, Arizona State University and University of Phoenix. She is certified as a CTE teacher and holds a Master’s Degree in Business. Her true passion is helping students reach their fullest academic potential.
    English Language Learners Federal Programs Title I Program (ESEA) Early Childhood / Preschool Programs
    Director of Student Services
    Dr. Kymberly Marshall, Director of Student Services
    Dr. Kymberly Marshall
    Title: Director of Student Services
    Phone: (480) 224-3732
    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.
    Special Education Gifted Education Section 504 Health Services
    Executive Director of Educational Programs
    Meg Gianesello, Executive Director of Educational Programs
    Meg Gianesello
    Title: Executive Director of Educational Programs
    Phone: (480) 224-3750
    Her responsibilities include Career and Technical Education, Counseling, Liaison with Chandler and Gilbert Police Departments, Maricopa County Sheriff Office, and District-Wide Safety. Meg began teaching History and Government at Chandler HS 1991 and coached girls softball and basketball. She was also Administrative Dean at Chandler HS and Assistant Principal at Hamilton HS. Meg earned her Bachelors in History from Bucknell University and her Masters in Educational Leadership from NAU.
    Career & Technical Education District-Wide Safety Police Liaison Counselors / Student Service Coordinators

    Instructional Resource Center
    500 W Galveston St
    Chandler, AZ 85225-7209
    (480) 224-3700
    Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


    Textbook Adoption Notice

    Chandler Unified School District is adopting Grades 7-12 English Language Arts and World Language Textbooks.

    The top two finalists are on display at the Melinda Romero Instructional Resource Center.

    The ELA books are for Grades 7-12 and may include Honors.

    These languages include: Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and American Sign Language, grades 7 through grade 12, and may include Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate textbooks.

    These textbooks will be considered for adoption for anticipated use in 2018-2019.

    These books are on display and open to review by the public between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of Intersessions and holidays.

    The final selection will be presented to the Governing Board in late Spring 2018.

    Any questions should be directed to Renee Sweeden, Director of Curriculum.

    Sweeden.Renee@cusd80.com or 480-224-3709


    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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