SDUSD Secondary Mathematics

To Prepare, Empower, and Inspire Lifelong Learners and Leaders

Welcome to the Secondary Mathematics Website!

Our mission is to provide our students with opportunities for developing mathematical and critical-thinking skills and an attitude for success that are needed in today's diverse society.

Our students will be active, critical thinkers and problem solvers who contribute positively to the world in which we live and learn.

We are committed to professional development based on educational research to provide effective and thoughtful teaching and learning practices.

In the Spotlight

San Diego Unified's Enhanced Mathematics (SDEM) is a new initiative to develop and implement a new system of curriculum, instruction, assessment & grading, and administrator support.

To learn more about San Diego Enhanced Mathematics, click this link.

or click on the links below:

Productive Struggle for All

How do we ensure that students with disabilities have access to grade-level mathematics? Discover ways to transform individualized education programs (IEPs), and learn about strategies and tools to support all students in building mathematical understanding. Spring registration open now.

Amp Up the Arts and Math in steAM

The connection between math and each of the arts disciplines goes beyond the practical nature of computation to the core of what is truly beautiful about math and the arts. At each session, we will gain insight and access to a local creative space, experience a lesson together, and explore how you can continue the work of integrating math and the arts so that they share the leading role in your lessons.

Grades 3-6 Math and Photography: Which One Doesn’t Belong?

What makes a set? Join us on a journey to discover which one doesn’t belong, connect photographic arts and geometry, and leave with a lesson design that will change the way you look at the world around you.

  • Oct. 29, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Click here to register

Grades 7-9 Math and Art: Statistics and Infographics

Why are infographics so popular? The trend of turning data into an artistic story isn’t a new one, but is gaining in popularity. Discover the power of infographics as we braid art and statistics together to create a lesson designed to activate and empower your middle school students.

  • Nov. 25, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Click here to register

State and Local Updates

The 2019-20 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments is available to California local educational agencies. To help staff in planning their use of the interim assessments during the new school year, Smarter Balanced has developed the 2019−20 Interim Assessment Overview, which includes a description of the ways in which the interim assessments can support teaching and learning, a chart comparing the features of Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs), Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs), and a listing of the resources available for each grade. For more details about each available interim assessment, including the claims and targets assessed and the number of items, refer to the blueprints on the California Department of Education (CDE) Interim Assessment web page.

CDE’s first mobile app for the California Content Standards has been updated to include nine of the 12 California content standards: arts, computer science, health education, history-social science, mathematics, world languages, English language arts, physical education, and school library. Download the app from the Content Standards Mobile Application website.

Contact Us

Stephanie Melville

High School Support Teacher

smelville@sandi.net


Daniel Blanton

High School Support Teacher

dblanton@sandi.net


Julie Garcia

Instructional Technology Program Manager

jgarcia@sandi.net


Jessica Walsh Horne

Middle School Support Teacher

jwalsh3@sandi.net


Alexandra Martinez

Instructional Coordinator TK-12 Mathematics

amartinez9@sandi.net


Derek Suzuki

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher

dsuzuki@sandi.net

Libby Butler

GearUp Math Support Teacher Morse Cluster

ebutler@sandi.net