K-5 Literacy and Math Adoptions

  • Please see the information below about our current math and literacy adoption processes. We anticipate a curriculum decision by spring of 2022 with a staggered rollout in the 2022-2023 school year. Kindergarten through second grade will roll out literacy first and third through fifth grade will roll out math first. In 2023-2024, kindergarten through second grade will roll out math and third through fifth grade will roll out literacy. 

    Please submit feedback for finalists here.


    • December 2021: Discuss the state of affairs and determine wants and needs
    • February 2022: Review initial materials evaluations and rubric
    • March 2022: Initial deep dive into five materials
    • March 2022: Curriculum presentations
    • March 2022: Deep dive into finalists
    • April 2022: Community and staff engagements
    • April 2022: Selection and preparation to present to the Instructional Materials Committee and School Board


    • Spring 2021: Identify and evaluate our current reality
    • November 2021: Identify the needs of math curriculum in MISD and discuss effective math teaching practices
    • December 2021: Evaluate the rubric for curriculum
    • February 2022: First elimination of materials, deep dive into effective math teaching practices in classrooms
    • April 2022: Curriculum Presentations and deep dive into materials
    • May 2022: Present selected tool to the Instructional Materials Committee and the School Board

    Staff Representation:


    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Michele Frisch - WM
    • Math Adoption Committee: Elizabeth Melton-Grace - NW

    First Grade:

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Jordan Jacobsen - NW, Natalie Opsvig - IP
    • Math Adoption Committee: Kristi Diederich - LR

    Second Grade:

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Kelly Rorem - IP
    • Math Adoption Committee: Samantha Moseley - IP

    Third Grade:

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Amber Bobst - LR
    • Math Adoption Committee: Leslie Scheurich - WM

    Fourth Grade:

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Angela Mitchell - WM, former 4th grade teacher
    • Math Adoption Committee: Julie Newcomer - NW

    Fifth Grade:

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Marisa LeVeque - NW
    • Math Adoption Committee: Martina Fitzgerald - IP, Victoria Vermiglio - NW

    Special Education:

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Brenna Nelson - NW
    • Math Adoption Committee: Elizabeth Ohvall - IP

    English Language Development:

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Roxane Chan - LR, WM
    • Math Adoption Committee: NA

    Learning Support Specialist (reading only):

    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Amanda Higgins - LR
    • Math Adoption Committee: NA


    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Heidi Clark - NW Instructional Coach
    • Math Adoption Committee: Lisa Bienstock - LR Instructional Coach, Chris Cocklin Ray - District Instructional Coach, Julie Hovind - District Tech Coach


    • Literacy Adoption Committee: Nova Williams - Assistant Director of Learning Services
    • Math Adoption Committee: Megan Isakson - WM Principal, Nova Williams - Assistant Director of Learning Services