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Department of Instruction

San Felipe Del Rio CISD

Del Rio , TX 428002

Phone: (830) 778-4010
Fax: (830) 778-9960

Aida V. Gomez

Chief Instructional Officer

Michelle Gonzalez

Early Literacy Coordinator

Karen Shafer

Staff Development & Advance Academics Coordinator

Laura Sandate

Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

Erika Varela

Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

Grace Westlake

Bilingual/ESL Curriculum Coordinator

Angelica P. Sanchez

System Wide Testing Coordinator - DTC

Rocio Pena

Academic Achievement Specialist

Velma Martinez

C&I Director's Secretary

Martha E. Sanchez

C&I Secretary


Our Focus

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction's goal is to ensure access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum in order to promote lifelong learners.  To ensure that every child is provided this guarantee, SFDRCISD and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction have implemented a district led reform -- The Planning Protocol.

The Planning Protocol

The Planning Protocol (starting with the end in mind) is a research-based approach to plan for and deliver authentic instruction.  Because we believe that good teaching does not happen by chance, but through a well thought-out plan, the planning is at the forefront of every lesson developed and delivered. The Planning Protocol allows opportunities for conversations, study of data (DMAC) and the development of planning tools for instructional delivery that is consistent across our seven elementary campuses and on through our secondary campuses. The main goal is to produce kids that are college and career ready.

To support and promote the use of research-based best practices, SFDRCISD teachers have been provided a daily common planning time. Led by instructional coaches and campus instructional leaders, teacher use a common lesson-planning tool to begin the collaboration amongst the teachers for developing engaging and rigorous lessons that address the needs of all learners.

SFDRCISD utilizes the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as the standards that drive instruction. The TEKS Resource System (TRS) is the resource that teachers are required to use for the core content areas (English, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies) that includes TEKS Verification Documents, the Instructional Focus Documents (IFD), Year-at-a-Glance (YAG) and Verical Alignment Documents (VAD).


Message Board

New Teacher Seminar

Held October 18th

29 Oct 18
11:34:44 AM

San Felipe Del Rio CISD held its 1st Seminar for First Year Teachers and their Mentors along with Second Year Teachers on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at the Student Performance Center.   

The audience received a special presentation by Vicki Sanderson. She is a nationally renowned motivational speaker who used high content, inspiration, and humor to tackle the important professional issues in the world of education.

17 Oct 18
01:28:06 PM

San Felipe Del Rio CISD Math Teachers in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th attended a session in the Sandra Garza Math Curriculum presented by Sandra Garza herself at the Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

Teachers were immersed in learning skills, concepts, and assessment methods to prepare students for continued success in math.

17 Oct 18
01:13:19 PM

San Felipe Del Rio CISD brought together 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Math Teachers to kick off their mathematics professional development plan for the school year.

The initial training focused on various mathematical concepts presented using the Sandra Garza Math Curriculum.

Mrs. Aida Gomez, Chief Instructional Officer, welcomed the staff and introduced Mrs. Garza who shared numerous math strategies for students to apply in their daily math operations.