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Educational Services

Dr. Lori Grace, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services

Shari Marshall, Executive Director, PH:  (916)566-1600 Ext. 31259

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Professional Development and Curriculum & Development

Director, Laura Lofgren

Administrative Secretary Sr., Diane Harris, PH:  (916)566-1600 Ext. 33224

Mission: Curriculum-Instruction and Professional Development are the heart of our organization. Our mission is to advance pedagogical knowledge of, and professional practices in teaching and learning.
Vision: We aspire to be an organization that engages in effective communication, provides the highest quality resources and exemplary professional development, to increase the human capital of Twin Rivers staff to impact student achievement.

English Language Services Division

Director, Susana Ramirez

Administrative Secretary, PH: (916)566-1600 Ext. 33426

The EL Department provides a multitude of services to all TRUSD schools. Our main focus is to contribute to the success of our schools with our great diversity of students. We service 40% of the TRUSD student population.

Special Projects

Director, Andrew Withers

Administrative Secretary, PH: (916)566-1600 Ext. 33426

Special Projects is responsible for monitoring State and Federal funding for the District, and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as well as coordinating the Expanding Learning Programs for after school, Corrective Reading, Tutoring, Summer School, and Alternative Intervention Program.  Special Projects also monitors the Williams Compliance, oversees the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs.

Special Education

Executive Director, Kathleen Walker

Administrative Secretary Sr., Wendy Valeriano PH:  (916)566-1600 Ext 33304

The Special Education Department provides services to children with disabilities in the district, ages 3-22. Our department includes speech and language specialists, psychologists, special education teachers and paraeducators. The Special Education Department supports the mission of the district by:
  • Coordinating special education programs and processes
  • Supporting the district's educational program
  • Meeting federal and state requirements

Information & Educational Technology

Executive Director, Russ Selken

Administrative Secretary Sr., Kari Roberts, PH: (916)566-1600 Ext. 34102

Providing Technology Services and Tools for 21st Century Collaboration and Learning.  

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Sample item test questions for the Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics assessments are available on the Smarter Balanced Sample Items webpage