Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Kenna LeMaster - Secretary 937.653.1410
Urbana City Schools vision is to ensure that our students are able to demonstrate a mastery of predetermined outcomes in the humanities as well as in the academic areas of mathematics, language/communications, science, reading, technical skills and problem solving. Urbana City Schools Curriculum supports this vision through its planned content, materials, resources, activities, and instructional strategies.
Urbana City Schools initiatives include Project Based Learning, Literacy Collaborative Framework, the Ohio Improvement Process, ALEKS- Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces, and PBIS- Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. To learn more about these initiatives, please see the pages to the left.
Dr. Willoughby began her teaching career in Baltimore City Schools, Maryland, where she taught first and second grade. Dr. Willoughby's second teaching position was in Jackson Center Local Schools in Ohio, where she taught fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Her first elementary principal position was at New Knoxville Local Schools. Since 2011, she has served as principal at Urbana City Schools in kindergarten, first, third, and fourth grades. In 2018, Dr. Willoughby became Director of Curriculum for Urbana City Schools.
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, and Concordia of Chicago. Her professional licensure areas include Superintendent, Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Administrative Specialist, Principal Pre-K-9, and Teaching K-8. Dr. Willoughby is a member of OAESA, OAEASA Professional Development Committee, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Family and Parent Support
+Reading with Your Child Video Example 1
+Reading with Your Child Video Example 2
+Questions to Ask When Reading Together
+Increase Vocabulary with Cooking Conversations
+Increase Vocabulary with Dinner Table Talk
+In the Kitchen: A Kindergarten Teacher's Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills
+At the Grocery:A Kindergarten Teacher's Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills
+Finding a District Strategy That Works Article
+Project Based Learning
+ALEKS- Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (McGraw Hill Education)
+The Ohio Improvement Process
+PBIS- Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
+Ohio State Tests (Download & Open)
+Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)
+MAP-NWEA College Explorer