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Educational Services Division

Curriculum & Instruction Department

Working with educators to provide direct support and custom professional development


Adam Wade

Adam Wade

Sofia Sorenson

Sofia Sorensen

The Curriculum and Instruction department provides expertise and leadership for programs and services supporting the success of all students, educators, and learning communities in Santa Cruz County. We work to promote learning opportunities for all students in a manner that reflects the best current knowledge of teaching and learning. Our department provides leadership in supporting the work of local school districts by offering direct assistance and professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators.

Common Core State Standards Resources

Outstanding Educator Recognition Program 2014

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Santa Cruz County Office of Education  |  400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060  |  831.466.5600  |  Fax: 831.466.5607
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides quality educational programs and services to a diverse community.