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Schauna Findlay

About Schauna Findlay

Schauna Findlay, Ph.D, is the Chief Academic Officer for Goodwill Education Initiatives where she supervises the academic programs for Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and The Excel Centers.  Prior to joining Goodwill, Dr. Findlay was the director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Indiana Department of Education. There she supervised all content area specialists, Indiana’s Academic Standards, implementation of state code regarding curriculum requirements and recommendations, and served as a team member of all areas impacting the state’s academic achievement. Dr. Findlay was responsible for the state’s plan for implementing the Common Core State Standards.  This included leading teachers, coaches, professors, and content experts in the development of state curriculum maps which serve as a starting point for schools to develop curriculum, identify resources which support the standards, and create/select formative assessments which align with the curriculum.  She also supervised the Division of College and Career Preparation which worked with business, industry, and higher education to develop career pathways which lead to certification or dual credits.

  • Aligning Curriculum with the Common Core State Standards
  • Curriculum Audits and Alignment
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Deconstructing the Common Core State Standards
  • Creating Formative and Summative Assessments Aligned to Learning Targets and Standards
  • Analyzing Student Data to Inform Instruction and Revise Curriculum
  • Monitoring Curriculum and Developing Professional Development Using the Learning Walk Protocol
  • Disciplinary Literacy