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Welcome to the Department of Curriculum!

Welcome to Madison-Plains! As we continue our focus on the Madison-Plains Improvement Plan, we are experiencing many exciting developments and enhancements to our educational program. Our focus remains on increasing academic growth for all students. To achieve this goal, we implement Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) in our classrooms to ensure we deliver a rigorous curriculum plan. We employ collaborative teaching and lesson plan practices as our teachers monitor student progress through Teacher-Based Teams (TBTs). All of this important work could not be done without the dedication our teachers have shown to improve the quality of education we provide to our students. As a devoted educator and parent in Madison-Plains Local Schools, I work every day under my belief that “Our children are worth whatever it takes!” Whether you are a staff member, a parent, or a community member, I invite you to join the Madison-Plains community in supporting our ultimate goal of attaining excellence in all we do.

--Karen Crites Grigsby

Director of Curriculum


Karen Crites Grigsby, Director of Curriculum

Karen Crites Grigsby, Director of Curriculum

Karen Crites Grigsby was hired as Director of Curriculum in August 2012. Previously, Karen served as an Instructional Coach in South-Western City Schools for seven years during a time the district saw great gains in academic excellence. In 2012, Karen was recognized as Ohio finalist for the esteemed Presidential Award of Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST awards are our nation's highest honors for math and science teaching, recognizing those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. More +

Programs managed through the Curriculum Department<hr>

The Curriculum Department works closely with Building Principals, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders, and Department Chairs to manage the following programs:
  • K-12 Curriculum Development and Supervision
  • State and District-wide Assessments
  • District Leadership Team and Madison-Plains Improvement Process
  • Gifted Programming
  • Grading Practices Review
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention
  • Professional Development
  • Resident Educator Program
  • Student Learning Objectives
  • Teacher-Based Teams Support
  • Third Grade Reading Guarantee
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