Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


RSU 21 is committed to creating the conditions for a coherent and aligned K-12 continuum of learning for all students and assuring consistency of implementation. Our curriculum, instructional methods, and assessment tools are built upon Maine's system of standards for student learning.

The Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Office is responsible for a broad range of areas including: The overall management of district curriculum, instruction, staff professional development and assessment practices. This includes designing and implementing compliance expectations of the State of Maine Learning Results and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

RSU 21 uses a standards-based curriculum through research-based instructional and assessment practices. Our assessment tools are build using Maine's system of standards for student learning. To learn more about many of these standards please refer to our curriculum page.

Curriculum and Assessment

No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, Applications and Performance Reports are on file in the Office of the Superintendent and are available for public review. The FY 2015 NCLB Performance Report and 2016 NCLB application has been submitted.  Public comments for the FY 2016 NCLB Application are always welcomed. Please contact  Phillip Potenziano, at 985-1100, or at

RSU 21 School Board Presentation 2.5.18


Steering Committee Membership:

RSU 21 assembled an Educator Effectiveness Stakeholders Group that consisted of a majority of teachers. The Educator Effectiveness Group transitioned into the District Steering Committee which consists of educators, building administrators and district officials. Educator representatives on the Steering Committee were appointed by the RSU 21 Education Association and administrators were appointed by the superintendent.

The primary purpose of the Steering Committee will be to regularly review and refine the PEPG System to ensure it aligns with the goals and priorities of RSU 21.

Nate Bean, RSU 21 Teachers’ Association
Missy Ducas, RSU 21 Teachers’ Association
Kris Casey, Sea Road School
Vicky Cherry, Specialist Teacher Representative
Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, District Special Education Representative
Katie Jensen, Mildred L. Day School
Andrew MacLeod, Middle School of the Kennebunks
Rebecca Moy, Kennebunk High School
Ashley Baker-Koch, Kennebunk Elementary School
Tara Travis, Kennebunkport Consolidated School

Susan Cressey, Kennebunk High School
Jamie Jensen, Director of Technology
Phil Potenziano, Assistant Superintendent
Karen Bubar, Kennebunkport Consolidated School
Cory Steere, Middle School of the Kennebunks
Wendy Thompson, Assistant Director of Special Services




Dr. Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D  Assistant Superintendent of Schools  177 Alewive Road Kennebunk, ME 04043  207-985-1100

Dr. Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent of Schools
177 Alewive Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043