As the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, I support teaching and learning to enhance the efforts of the schools, thus enabling our students to perform at their highest levels of achievement. Influencing the teaching and learning process is the Regional School District 13's Strategic Plan, as well as its Mission Statement, beliefs, and core ethical values. Curriculum is based on standards, and as a result, curriculum and standards are closely linked. Standards provide a vision of the appropriate content and processes by outlining what our students should know and be able to do at a particular grade level. Instruction is the means by which learning is achieved and finally, assessment provides a clear picture of our students' performance.