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PCSD 25 Announces Selection of Cassie Atwood as New Curriculum Coordinator

PCSD 25 Announces Selection of Cassie Atwood as New Curriculum Coordinator

Please join us in congratulating Cassie Atwood, who was selected as the new curriculum coordinator. Atwood will be stepping into the role following the retirement of Kathy Luras, who has dedicated many years of exemplary service to the district.

Cassie Atwood brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to educational excellence to her new position. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Secondary Education (2012) with a major in Political Science and minors in Geology and Social Studies, as well as a Master’s in Education Administration (2018). Atwood has served at Century High School for the past 12 years, where she spent six years in the classroom and six years as the Academic Assistant Principal.

Throughout her tenure at Century High School, Atwood has demonstrated extensive administrative expertise, particularly in leading the school’s special education program. She is passionate about the implementation of Visible Learning in classrooms and is a certified Restorative Practices Trainer through the International Institute of Restorative Practices. Her dedication to meeting the district’s curriculum vision ensures that every learner has equal access to high quality, research-based instructional materials aligned with the written curriculum and taught by skillful, highly effective teachers.

PCSD 25 Superintendent Dr. Douglas Howell expressed his enthusiasm for Atwood’s new role, stating, “We are excited to welcome Cassie Atwood as our new curriculum coordinator. Her extensive experience and passion for education make her an ideal fit for this role. We also express our gratitude to Kathy Luras for her outstanding contributions to the district’s curriculum over the years.”

Atwood shared her excitement about her new role, saying, “I am honored to take on the position of curriculum coordinator and continue the great work that has been done. I look forward to collaborating with the talented educators in our district to ensure every student receives the highest quality education.”

When not at work, Atwood enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their dogs, riding UTVs, boating, and traveling.

The administrative change will go into effect on July 1, 2024.