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Curriculum Blog - Kristin Dixon

Curricula-focused discussions, resources, examples, and ideas to promote and uplift instructional excellence in our schools.

  1. Dr. Haggarty - We Thank You!

    I have been pondering this day for a couple of weeks now. I am full of questions, full of “what ifs?” but more than anything, I am full of gratitude. Grateful for the many mentors in my life, but focused on one mentor in particular, Dr. Pat Haggarty. In the spring of 2014, Fr. Rowan introduced Dr. Haggarty to us all as the rocket fuel we needed to propel the newly approved Strategic Plan. There is no doubt that Pat fueled the plan with laughter, knowledge, and love. He worked tirelessly ...
  2. Accreditation Visiting Team Members Needed

    We are now accepting reservations for Team Members to join an accreditation team for the 2016-2017 School Year. If you would like to be on a team, please register at the following links:

    Elementary School Teams:
    This team is open to all teachers and administrators in an Elementary School. Training prior to the actual site visits is mandatory. Please make sure that you are available on the following date to attend. Your team assignment will be announced in late September. ...
  3. Teacher Excellence Day Presenters, 30% of goal

    We have a total of 19 teachers who have committed to offering a breakout session for our Teacher Excellence Day. Here are just some of the titles:

    • Building a Culture of Inclusivity in the Classroom: Global Solidarity and Authentic Encounter
    • Cultural Competency in Student Support Roles
    • Best Practices for working with English Language Learners
    • Integrating Religion, Social Justice Themes, and Diversity into Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
    • Strength Building
  4. Math Tool-Kit - May 12 & 15

    Kristin has been on the road offering a hands-on presentation on the use of the math resources during the regularly scheduled regional meetings. If you missed your regional meeting, and would like to hear the presentation, please consider attending a meeting in another region. Call or email the Executive Principals of the corresponding region to let him/her know you will be in attendance.

    Dates for the remaining tool-kit presentations:

    • Northern – St. Pius ...
  5. Training for 2016-2017 Accreditation Schools

    If you are up for accreditation during the 2016-2017 school year, Kristin will host a session on getting ready for the Visiting Committee. I encourage principals to bring at least one additional person from the leadership team to this meeting.

    Chancery, Thursday, May 19, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Please call (206-382-4861) or email Janeal at to register for this session.
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