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Curriculum is the organized intentions, plans and programs for what students are expected to learn. At Homewood-Flossmoor, our Curriculum Framework provides a structure for both developing new courses and revising existing ones as well. Based largely on the work of Drs. Jerry J. Bellon and Elner C. Bellon in Curriculum Development and Renewal: A Frame of Reference (2001), the H-F Curriculum Framework strives to provide all H-F instructors with a uniform written curriculum that "is teacher friendly in format and organization" (Bellon and Bellon, p. 10). The curriculum framework was first constructed from the discussions of H-F administrators and department chairs in 2008. College Readiness and College Board Standards were added to the framework in 2010, followed by International Baccalaureate Programme Standards in 2013 and Common Core State Standards/Illinois Learning Standards in 2014. Definitions (printed in italics) come from Curriculum Development and Renewal: A Frame of Reference (Bellon and Bellon, 2001).

Department Staff


Dr. Jennifer Hester Schalk
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
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Shannon Swilley
Associate Principal of Equity, Curriculum & Instruction
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Nona Riedel
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Catherine Cook
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
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Libby Day
IB Diploma Programme Coordinator
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708-799-3000, ext. 5924