Director of Curriculum and Instruction - Humanities, K-12
Dr. Andrew Kuhn
Location: Administrative Building
Mrs. Brenda Rodriguez
I am pleased to introduce myself as the UMASD Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Humanities, K-12. My responsibilities include directing the curricula, instructional practices, assessment, and professional development in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Music, and World Language for the district.
I join Upper Merion with 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher and seven years as a principal, with leadership at both the elementary and secondary levels. I entered the field of education by joining Teach For America following my undergrad work at Franklin & Marshall College. I have a master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Temple University.
Quality relationships in the classroom are key to fostering students' motivation and citizenship. As teachers promote inquiry, creativity, and communication, they activate students' deep-rooted desire to engage in the work of learning and literacy. I appreciate the high level of professionalism across the district and look forward to supporting teachers, collaborating with administrators, and engaging the Upper Merion Area community in the exciting work of teaching and learning!