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Instructional Services

The Instructional Services Division is designed to meet the curriculum, instructional, and support needs of the students, staff and parents in the Riverside Unified School District. The Department staff collaborate with teachers, administrators and parents throughout the District to support a rigorous and engaging instructional program, aligned to the California State Standards.

The division work is divided into the following major areas:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Academic English Learner and Student Support
  • Categorical Programs
  • After School Programs
  • Early Childhood and Family Education
  • School, Family and Community Partnerships
  • Grants / Project Development
  • Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment

The work of each area is linked to the goals established by the Board of Education. Instructional Services articulates its efforts with teacher leaders, department and grade level members, administrative leadership and parent advisory committees.  


Our Vision

As we carry out our daily mission to increase student achievement as measured by our common district goals, the instructional services division simultaneously strives to become a team that:


  • Supports high reliability in the quality of instruction with exemplary and valued outcomes for every student,
  • Serves as both students and leaders of innovation by promoting and facilitating diverse learning models, styles, and settings,
  • Facilitates articulation and alignment in clear educational pathways of knowledge and skills that result in graduation from high school and preparation for unlimited opportunities in the 21st century,
  • Expands use of and access to technology in order to increase availability of resources and teaching and learning options for students, teachers, and the community.

Click here for our Guide For Instructional Direction!

Department Leadership


Lynn Carmen Day
Chief Academic Officer

Ryan LewisDr. Ryan Lewis
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction K-12

Dr. Jaime Angulo
Director, Instructional Services 7-12


Dr. Jennifer De Anda
Director, Instructional Services K-6