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Mount Vernon City Schools

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Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department leads the academic efforts of the Mount Vernon City Schools. Our office has the responsibility of supporting students, teachers, staff, and community with content knowledge, technology, modern curricular materials and instructional best practices.

Please feel free to contact our department with any questions or concerns regarding our district’s curriculum and instruction.

Our Mission: To provide, in cooperation with the larger community, a quality education for all students by upholding a standard of excellence in curriculum, staff, facilities, achievement and conduct and to graduate individuals empowered to be self-motivated-lifelong learners and responsible citizens.


Our district participates in the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP). The OIP offers a structured process for enacting the essential practices outlined in the Ohio Leadership Development Framework including (1) reviewing district and building data and making informed decisions about instructional practices and supports, and (2) creating and sustaining collaborative processes through a District Leadership Team (DLT), Building Leadership Teams (BLTs), and Teacher-Based Teams (TBTs). 

State Curriculum Links: The following links lead to Ohio's Learning Standards in the Core areas:

K-12 Language Arts

K-12 Mathematics

K-12 Social Studies

K-12 Science

Parent Guides to Student Success

Information on Ohio’s State Tests 

Dates for Ohio's State Tests

High School Graduation Requirements


Curriculum & Instruction Newsflashes
Newsflash, Issue 1

Newsflash, Issue 2 

Newsflash, Issue 3  

Interested in Joining Our District? We are always interested in finding the best teachers for our students and encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our district and its initiatives. We use an online system for managing job openings, applications, interviews, and employment. The employment link is provided below: 

Application Process for Teaching Positions


Director of Elementary Curriculum/State & Federal Programs
Eric Brown
 Voice: (740) 397-7422  x 6029  

Director of Secondary Curriculum/District Test Coordinator
Kathy L. Kasler
 Voice: (740) 397-7422 x 6037
Email: [email protected]

Administrative Assistant to Curriculum and Personnel
Beth Ruth
 Voice: (740) 397-7422 x 6001
District Receptionist/Registration
Debi Doup
 Voice: (740) 397-7422 x 6000