Instructional Services

Front enterance to the Professional Deveopment Center


Jennifer Baker - Assistant Superintendent
Instructional Services


Cindy Dill - Executive Assistant
Instructional Services

2985 Innsbruck Drive, Redding, CA 96003

Instructional Services provides an array of training, support, resources and services for educators and families in Shasta County and throughout Region 2. Our division is uniquely positioned to share information from state level committees and the CA Department of Education with schools and districts in the North State. We coordinate various programs and projects to enhance teaching and learning from preschool through high school. We are willing to customize our services to meet the needs of individual schools and districts.

We look forward to connecting with you to see how we might be of support to you.

Curriculum and Instruction

The Shasta County Office of Education Curriculum and Instruction Department is part of the Instructional Services Division. Our purpose is to provide high quality professional development and other resources to help our districts develop effective instructional systems that help our students thrive in our schools. Department staff works with teachers, instructional coaches, and education leaders in both schools and districts to develop the knowledge and skills needed for schools and districts to engage in a systematic and sustainable improvement process.

It is our commitment to share with our districts the best and most current educational research-based approaches to meet the needs of our students, school personnel, the Curriculum and Instructional Department continues to seek grant opportunities for teachers in Shasta County and Region 2.

The Curriculum and Instruction Department is also committed to bringing scientific, educational and informative programming to students in northern California. Our Science programs that serve students include, Whiskeytown Environmental School and Schreder Planetarium.

Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood Services – providing education, support, and resources for children, families, and the early education community for over 50 years.

Early Education & Instructional Services
Health & Nutrition Services
Family & Community Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Support Services encompasses services directly related to student programming. Support is offered in the following areas of specialized educational programs: Alternative Education; Special Education; Foster and Homeless Youth Services; After School Support; Supplemental Educational Services; School Based Planning and SARB Support.

Administrator Support Services

Shasta County Schools Recognition Programs

Teacher of the Year

As a county, we honor teachers in three categories each year:
    • Elementary School (including Pre-K)
    • Middle School
    • High School

Teachers are nominated by their schools and candidates are selected from those applications submitted for each of these categories at the conclusion of each school year. A committee selects one of these outstanding teachers to participate in the California Teachers of the Year Program. This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching.

The state program results in the annual selection of five teachers who reflect the diversity of our teachers and students. The process pays tribute to California's teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges. The overall purpose of the California Teachers of the Year Program is to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of our state's outstanding teachers. In doing so, the program brings deserved recognition to the 300,000 California members of the teaching profession.

Please help to celebrate and honor our state's exemplary and highly qualified teachers who represent our students and schools!

Becky Warren - Anderson New Tech High School
Tiffany Rodrigues - Parson's Jr. High School
Sharon Murphy - Millville Elementary

Public Schools Week

Public Schools Week 2017 - February 27 thru March 5, 2017

During Public Schools’ Week, student work and achievement are displayed in the Mt. Shasta shopping mall. The purpose of the program is to provide publicity for schools and to reach a larger segment of the adult population who have no personal contact with schools.

Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day exists to give community leaders’ perspective into the daily life of a school administrator and witness the many opportunities for students in Shasta County.

Gold Ribbon Schools

The California Department of Education (CDE) seeks to recognize outstanding educational programs and practices. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus as California transitions to new assessment and accountability systems.

California elementary schools that have made tremendous gains in implementing State Board policies and their Local Control Accountability Plan are invited to apply for the Gold Ribbon Schools Award. Model programs and practices should include standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that schools have adopted during this transitional period, which can be replicated by other local educational agencies.

2016 Shasta County Gold Ribbon Schools

Bella Vista Elementary School
Cottonwood Creek Charter School

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Professional Development Calendar