Mission Statement

Somerton Elementary School District is committed to ensuring high levels of learning for all students and fostering continuous improvement of student learning. We believe that working together and learning from one another through collegial conversations helps us to achieve better results for the students we serve. Together we discuss and plan for the work of instruction to ensure that every student in our district achieves at high levels.

The Instructional Services Department provides leadership for all stakeholders in our ongoing efforts to increase student achievement through standards-based curricula, professional development, and differentiated educational support. Our comprehensive, quality curricula is designed to align with the Arizona Academic Standards and serves as the foundation upon which as student's educational program is developed. Our focus on student results and data-driven decision-making aligns with Somerton Elementary School District's belief in continuous improvement of student achievement and in ongoing strengthening of professional practice. Therefore, the Instructional Services Department facilitates the development and implementation of all District curricula in alignment with Arizona Academic Standards in mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, music, art, physical education, and technology as well as providing training to staff members to enhance their knowledge and to positively impact students' learning experiences.

The Instructional Services Team of content and grade level mentors work together with district and site administrators and teams of teachers to facilitate collaborative planning sessions, enhance curriculum, identify best instructional practices, and create common formative assessments to ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum is accessible to every child. We are committed to ensuring high levels of learning for all students and fostering continuous improvement that is sustainable and strengthens collective capacity across the district.


Anna Fermanis

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Ph: 928-341-6029

Marian Cabriales Banda

Lead Secretary

Ph: 928-341-6028

Alex Basoco

Data Technician I

Ph: 928-341-6025

Luz Rubio

Instructional Coach - District Assessment Specialist

Ph: 928-341-6024

Alicia Garcia

Instructional Specialist - ELA

Ph: 928-341-6021

Danielle Grogg

Instructional Specialist - Math

Ph: 928-341-6022

Vanessa Lopez

Instructional Specialist - EL

Ph: 928-341-6023

Elyzeth Cervantes

Language Tester

Ph: 928-341-6039

Kimberly Lugo

Language Tester

Ph: 928-341-6035

Javier Diaz

Language Tester

Ph: 928-341-6027