SPS Named Cynthia Manifold, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Elementary and Lisa Cody, Assistant Director of Early Childhood Development and Intervention

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Superintendent Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Dr. Tamu Lucero and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) named Cynthia Manifold as director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment--Elementary, at the July 14, 2020,  Special BOE meeting. Manifold has been in the district for the past five years most recently as the coordinator of Professional Development.

The BOE approved this position, as well as a comparable position for the secondary level in February, as part of the restructuring and downsizing of the Teaching & Learning Department. Effective July 15, 2020, Manifold will be responsible for designing and implementing the curriculum framework, developing the process for creating curriculum, monitoring the implementation of curriculum, and ensuring the identification of guaranteed instructional best practices by content-area and elementary grade level. Current Director Curriculum & Instruction Natalie McClarty will assume the role of director Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment--Secondary as part of this restructure.

In an unrelated appointment, the district announced Lisa Cody as assistant director of Early Childhood Development and Intervention, effective July 20, 2020. Cody has worked in the district for more than 30 years and most recently served as the Curriculum Associate for Early Childhood for the past four years.