Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

Empowered Educators. Effective Curriculum. Successful Students.

The Curriculum and Instruction Department works with schools, administrators and teachers to provide curriculum support and guidance to benefit student achievement. The department is structured by grade bands — elementary, middle and secondary levels — and also consists of specialty instruction areas, such as Career and Technical Education, Special Education, Response to Invention and Instruction, and Title I. 

Dr. Kelly Chastain is the Assistant Superintendent who oversees the department and can be reached at 615-893-5812. 



Rutherford County Schools has produced easy to use parent guides for each grade level K-8 and high school. These guides are intended to help parents understand the academic standards their children are required to learn for each grade level and helpful information so parents can reinforce learning at home. 
Elementary - Grades K-5
Kindergarten Guide 1st Grade Guide 2nd Grade
3rd Grade 4th grade 5th Grade Guide
Middle - Grades 6-8
6th Grade Guide 7th Grade Guide 8th Grade Guide
High - Grades 9-12
High School Guide