Instruction and Support Services


Why We Do What We Do

The role of the Instructional Support Services Team is to provide systems, supports, personnel and professional learning for our teachers, support staff and students.  To provide the most effective support, we consistently ask:

  • What do students and staff need to be successful?
  • How will we know when they are successful?
  • What do students and staff need if they are not successful?
  • What do students and staff need if they are successful?


In Beaumont Unified we envision a system where all students are taught with high impact instructional strategies and receive timely and appropriate evidence-based supports, when needed. This requires ongoing analysis of District data and a prioritizing and limiting of initiatives that do not directly impact the work of ensuring students and staff are successful. Preparing students to be college and career ready is complex work and requires a collaborative effort from all to ensure students leave Beaumont High Schools well prepared for college and career.


The Nine Essential Pillars, our educational framework, is the system that supports our work. Starting with the premise that evidence-based practices, when implemented with fidelity, will provide our students with the best opportunity for success, we view the Nine Essential Pillars, (nine “systems” within one larger system), as evidence-based practices that require a deep, rigorous implementation to afford the greatest opportunity for success.


As part of our continuous improvement model, we seek to understand how our work impacts our school community, and how we can build a system of continuous improvement that allows us to measure the impact of our work. The measuring impact model requires a response to the following four questions:

  • How much and what did we do?
  • How well did we do it?
  • What data informs our understanding?
  • Is anyone better off?  How do we know?


We encourage all staff to use this model in their own professional work, continually seeking to “know thy impact” and be willing to develop a mindset that allows continuous improvement.


We are committed to collaborating with staff to develop and implement initiatives that are essential to meet the needs of staff and students and to remove ineffective programs, practices, and expectations.


Listed below are the major District initiatives. Each site may have their own supporting initiatives if agreed upon by site staff.








Equity to close achievement gaps

Site Based PBIS

ATS (Secondary Sites)

Positive District and School Culture to provide equity, improve opportunities and close the achievement gap.

Equity Through Home, School & Community

Safe & Orderly Environment

Structured Supports

High Impact Classroom Instruction

Learning Targets & Success Criteria identified in instructional planning

Intentional planning of explicit Standards Based Instruction. Instructional clarity.

High Impact Instruction

English Learner Achievement Gaps

BELIEF Professional Learning Modules

Provide targeted EL instructional strategies

High Impact Instruction

Reading Achievement Gap by 3rd Grade

Early Literacy Intervention Program

Target reading gaps to ensure students are reading at grade level by 3rd grade

High Impact Instruction

Structured Supports

Students with Disabilities Achievement & Graduation Rate

  1. Special Education Staff PLCs
  2. Special Education Staff Professional Learning
  3. Sandi Assessment
  4. Unique Learning Systems
  5. i-Lit Curriculum
  1. Shared Learning
  2. Building Capacity
  3. IEP Goals Assess
  4. Tailored Curriculum
  5. Intervention Curriculum
  1. Deepening Learning
  2. Deepening Learning
  3. Effective Data Use
  4. Rigorous Curriculum
  5. Rigorous Curriculum

Standards Aligned Assessments

  1. i-Ready Assessment System
  1. Provide a standardized comprehensive ELA & Math Assessment to inform and drive classroom instruction
  1. Effective Data Use

Academic Achievement ELA/Math

Rigorous, Guaranteed Curriculum
  1. TK-12 ELA Adoption
  2. TK-12 Math Curriculum
  1. Provide standards aligned curriculum.
  2. Provide standards aligned curriculum
  1. Rigorous Curriculum
  2. Rigorous Curriculum

High Impact Classroom Instruction

AVID-WICOR Strategies

Evidence Based high leverage instructional strategies

High Impact Instruction

Behavior Expectations

Restorative Practices

Alternatives to Suspension (Secondary Only)

Restorative Justice/Equity

Structured Supports

Safe & Secure Environments



Students will be able to construct viable arguments with increasing complexity, build upon others’ ideas, and critique the reasoning of others, both orally and in writing, across content areas, using evidence from multiple sources.


With an understanding that clear and consistent expectations for instructional practice create coherence and allow teachers and school leaders to prioritize practices that narrow the achievement gap, we have identified nine key areas that support schools in meeting the needs of their school community. The Nine Essential Pillars create a system, that when implemented with fidelity, provide a comprehensive program for teachers and staff that support our students to be college and career ready.  It is the goal of the Instructional Support Services team to support schools in fully implementing each of these pillars.

Department Staff

Dr. Ebon Brown
Assistant Superintendent
Mahlana Cove
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Mina Jo Blazy
Dr. Mina J. Blazy
Director of Research, Learning & Data
Dr. Bobbi Burnett
Dr. Bobbi Burnett
Director of Student Services
Gabriela Toledo
Director of Special Education
Dr. Alicia Ledesma
Coordinator of Special Education
Dr. Vanessa Silva
Coordinator of Special Education
Dr. Mat Barnett
Director of TK-12 Programs
John-Joshua Davis
John-Joshua Davis
Coordinator of Categorical Services
MIchael Breyer
Michael Breyer
Director of College and Career