Curriculum Committees 2021-2022
Continually monitor and adjust curriculum development, instructional practices, and learning expectations so that they evolve with research and futuristic outcomes to close the achievement gap and meet the broad range of our students’ learning needs and aspirations.” The purpose of these various district curriculum committees is to ensure that the GFPS Long Range Goal is met while doing so in a legally defendable process as set by school board policies and required by state accreditation standards. For a more complete picture of all the requirements of policy and accreditation law and how GFPS fulfills these requirements, please see Click Here!
Parents & Community Members!
Are you interested in serving on a GFPS Curriculum Review Committee?
The Great Falls Public School District is seeking parents and community members who are interested in serving on English Language Arts upcoming committees beginning in October of 2021.
The following dates are reserved for meeting times for the 2021-2022 school year:
Elementary English Language Arts (ELA) Committee: November 22, December 13, January 10, January 27
ANNOUNCEMENT, January 11, 2022
Attention K-6 Classroom Teachers and Community Members:The GFPS English Language Arts resource selection committee has been hard at work these past few months. They have been looking at research, examining best practices in reading instruction, and evaluating reading materials available for purchase.We are providing teachers and community members the opportunity to preview ELA materials being considered by the committee. You are invited to look at the materials and provide grade-specific feedback.
Materials are available for preview daily from 3:30-5:00 in the Evergreen conference room at the District Office Building. They will be on display from January 11th-January 26th. Feedback forms will be provided, and staff will be available to answer questions.
Secondary English Language Arts (ELA) Committee: October 26, November 30, January 27, February 24, March 29, and April 28
Anyone interested in serving on this committee is encouraged to fill-out and submit the application through the link below. All applications or questions regarding the committee and obligations of committee members are to be directed to the GFPS Curriculum Office at 268-6020.
Rachel Cutler and Beckie Frisbee
Varies by committee. We typically have 3 or 4 different committees running throughout the school year. Most committees try to meet at least three times per semester until the review process and adoption have been completed.
Usual Meeting Place:
GFPS District Offices
Meeting Dates and Times:
All committee work happens during the school day.
Our committees consist of teachers, administrators, board members and community members.
Community Heidi Schlosser Community Elizabeth Hill ELEM CJ Nathan Hicks ELEM DIST Amanda McCarvel ELEM DIST Amber Rausch ELEM DIST Charlene Ammons ELEM DIST Jacinda Huscher ELEM DIST Kelsey Bandow ELEM DIST Marni Napierala ELEM DIST Miranda Murray ELEM DIST Rachel Cutler ELEM DIST Sasha Moore ELEM DIST Shannon Taylor ELEM GS Elaine Nutter ELEM LC Rachael Kelley ELEM LF Bailey Skawinski Miller ELEM LN Brooke Knowles ELEM LN Rhonda Zobrak ELEM LY Lexie Service ELEM ML Stevie McNamee ELEM MS Caressa Hewitt ELEM MS Trish Herring ELEM MV Jennifer Martyn ELEM MV Nikki Shellenberger ELEM RV Ryan Faulk ELEM SC Debbie Hartman ELEM SC Rae Smith ELEM SS Ashley Munden ELEM VV Jessica Douglas ELEM WH Joelle Lundy ELEM WT Jessica Witherite HS CMR Danielle Hogan HS CMR Holly Ingman HS CMR Jamie Williams HS CMR Jeremy Comstock HS CMR Ryan Anderson HS CMR Steve Hurin HS GFHS Anne Schmidt HS GFHS Dakota Rosales HS GFHS Dawn O'Leary HS GFHS Jana Mora HS GFHS Joan Dailey HS GFHS Mary Dea HS GFHS Tami O'Neill HS PGEC Cindy Duffy HS PGEC Jordan Lankford HS/MS DIST Beckie Frisbee MS EMS Adrienne Culliton MS EMS Giordano Lahaderne MS EMS Jenn Newman MS EMS Kayte Howell MS EMS Keth Davey MS NMS Anita Ranieri MS NMS Holly Morris MS NMS Darcy Kuntz MS NMS Kandi Patton MS NMS Kasi Thompson MS NMS Tara BahmillerSchool Board Kim SkornogoskiSchool Board Bill Bronson
If you would like more information about any committee and/or are interested in becoming a member, please contact:
These content specific committees are responsible for the review, revisions, preview, and recommendations to the superintendent for adoption of any new curriculum, textbooks, resources, and course offerings. The work by these committees also sets the direction for the resulting implementation and assessment committees that will form as a result of the formal adoption by the GFPS Board of Trustees.