Welcome to the curriculum and instruction department

Department Overview

The Curriculum and Instruction Department of  Dickinson Public Schools is committed to providing all DPS students with a guaranteed and viable curriculum that prepares them for life after high school. Our department supports curriculum implementation in math, science, social studies, reading/language arts, health, PE, and languages other than English.

In addition, the curriculum department is responsible for professional development, and funding related to Title I, IIa, IId, IV, and district assessment.

Our Team

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Melanie Kathrein

Director of Instruction

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Lexi Steiner

Curriculum Coordinator/RTI Coach for K-5

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Dr. Karyn Chiapella

Curriculum Coordinator/RTI Coach for 6-12

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Kayla Kennedy

Administrative Assistant

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Sharmon Jassek

CAO Logistics Assistant

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