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Curriculum & Instruction

Madonna Catiis, Director Curriculum & Instruction

600 Elko Street
P.O. Box G
Gonzales, CA 93926
Telephone: (831) 675-0100, X8123
District Office Fax: (831) 675-2763



ACSA Distance learning unique throughout California schools Article (includes GUSD District Learning Rollout





On August 9, 10, all GUSD teachers worked with Martha Kaufeldt who is a educational expert/consultant from Solution Tree. She shared information with our teachers on brain research and how children learn, rigor in the classroom and differentiated instruction.  


Martha was a classroom teacher for over 23 years in California. For her work in the San Francisco Bay area, Martha was awarded the Mason-McDuffie Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.  She has written several books including Begin With the Brain: Orchestrating the Learner-Centered Classroom and Teachers, Change Your Bait! Brain-Compatible Learning. She serves on the Transformative Education Forum Board. Martha has been a trainer and coach for the Mid-California Science Improvement Project.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in human behavior from City University.


Additional Accountability Information from the CDE

Changes to Academic Progress Reporting (APR) system
School Quality Snapshots for GUSD sites


Changes in federal & state accountability requirements

Updates in federal and state academic accountability requirements.