Instructional Services

The Instructional Services Department provides the resources and support teachers need to be successful in the classroom. From mentoring to pacing guides to instructional assistance and professional development opportunities, our Instructional Services staff members work hand in hand with teachers to ensure that we meet the needs of all our students at Ganado. Read more about all the services this vital department provides our teachers and students.


English Language Learners

Ganado Unified School District currently has nearly 100 ELL students who are receiving services to develop their English language skills in its schools. English language development instruction includes pronunciation (phonology), word-building blocks (morphology), word order (syntax), and vocabulary (lexicon and semantics). These are foundational elements for proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. For more information about ELL, visit the Arizona Department of Education’s website.


Career Ladder Program

Ganado USD has 21 teachers, representing all three campuses in our district, who participate in the Career Ladder Program committee. The CLP teachers meet monthly to discuss instructional planning, learning standards, and best practices.


Instructional Services Staff

Jeanna Dowse, Director
Phone: (928) 755-1068

Cindy Brown, Secretary
Phone: (928) 755-1061
Fax: (928) 755-1062


Curriculum Pacing Guides

Our staff has worked hard to prepare pacing guides our teachers will use in planning and instruction each year. We invite you to explore these guides, so you will know what your child is learning throughout the school year.



AIMS Testing

Students must pass the AIMS Assessment to earn a high school diploma. Be prepared for the upcoming testing dates.

Fall 2014

Writing – Oct. 28
Reading – Oct. 29
Math – Oct. 30

Spring 2015

Writing – Feb. 23
Reading – Feb. 24
Math – Feb. 25


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