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Welcome to the Chandler USD
Melinda Romero
Instructional Resource Center (IRC)

“What’s learned here, leaves here!”

Our Goals

  • To provide excellent customer service
  • To increase the number of CUSD employees utilizing the IRC

The IRC is a state-of-art Wi-Fi facility with expert staff and instructional resources to support teachers for student learning. The IRC has 4 classrooms and a large conference room with the most innovative technology for professional development opportunities.


Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development
Dr. Wendy Nance, Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development
Dr. Wendy Nance
Title: Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development
Phone: (480) 224-3716
In education since 1987, Dr. Nance holds a BA in Elementary Education, MA in Administration and Supervision, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She oversees professional development for support staff, certified staff, and administrators, and also manages the evaluation system for teachers and principals.
IRC Media
Academic Coaches
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Renee Sweeden, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Renee Sweeden
Title: Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (480) 224-3715
Renee Sweeden began teaching in 1987, and has taught students Kindergarten through graduate school. She received her Bachelors from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in English Education, a Masters degree in English from the University of North Texas, and a Masters in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University. Renee has been with CUSD since 1994, teaching junior high ELA, high school AP English, as well as serving as an elementary media specialist, and as an instructional specialist. She was the district director for the AVID program, and was the program director at Chandler Early College High School prior to her current role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She has one son and a grandchild on the way!
Academic Coaches Curriculum IRC Media Center AzCCRS Information
Director of Federal Programs
Monica Romero, Director of Federal Programs
Monica Romero
Title: Director of Federal Programs
Phone: (480) 224-3771
Monica has served as a counselor, assistant principal, principal and coordinator of federal programs in both charter and public schools. She has worked as a community liaison for Arizona State University at the Hispanic Research Center. She attended Western New Mexico University, Arizona State University and University of Phoenix. She is certified as a CTE teacher and holds a Master’s Degree in Business. Her true passion is helping students reach their fullest academic potential.
English Language Learners Federal Programs Title I Program (ESEA) Early Childhood / Preschool Programs
Director of Student Services
Dr. Kymberly Marshall, Director of Student Services
Dr. Kymberly Marshall
Title: Director of Student Services
Phone: (480) 224-3732
Kymberly Marshall has both a bachelors and masters degree in Special Education and a doctorate degree in Educational Administration. The Student Services department provides support in the areas of IDEA eligibility and special education, section 504 eligibility and accommodations, gifted education (CATS) programs, and Health services. She has provided specialized instruction and consultation to a variety of students ages 3-21 since beginning her career in education in 1987.
Special Education Gifted Education Section 504 Health Services
Executive Director of Educational Programs
Meg Gianesello, Executive Director of Educational Programs
Meg Gianesello
Title: Executive Director of Educational Programs
Phone: (480) 224-3750
Her responsibilities include Career and Technical Education, Counseling, Liaison with Chandler and Gilbert Police Departments, Maricopa County Sheriff Office, and District-Wide Safety. Meg began teaching History and Government at Chandler HS 1991 and coached girls softball and basketball. She was also Administrative Dean at Chandler HS and Assistant Principal at Hamilton HS. Meg earned her Bachelors in History from Bucknell University and her Masters in Educational Leadership from NAU.
Career & Technical Education District-Wide Safety Police Liaison Counselors / Student Service Coordinators

Instructional Resource Center
500 W Galveston St
Chandler, AZ 85225-7209
(480) 224-3700
Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Please contact the Instructional Resource Center to arrange a tour or to learn more about curriculum and instructional resources that support our teachers.

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