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Welcome to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Educational Services Department. Curriculum and instruction in MBUSD is intended to cultivate intellectually curious and independent learners. The District's outstanding teaching and professional staff provide students with a comprehensive, rigorous, and relevant K-12 curriculum. In addition to oversight of curriculum and instruction, the Educational Services Department is responsible for staff development, student assessment, categorical funding, selection of instructional materials, state and federal accountability, library services, gifted and talented services, and English language development, as well as the facilitation of various community partnerships. We strive to support students, parents, and educators throughout each student's K-12 educational experience in the District.
Katherine Whittaker Stopp
Katherine Whittaker Stopp, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
310-318-7345, x5989
Chad Mabery, Ed.D.
Director of Data, Assessment, and Professional Development
310-318-7345, x5980
Michelle Syverson
TOSA, Literacy
310-318-7345, x5957
Gretchen Gabreski
Gretchen Gabreski
TOSA, 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Jim Hands
TOSA, English Language Learners
310-318-7345, x5926
Jason Marshall
Jason Marshall
TOSA, Instructional Technology   
Holly Compton
TOSA, Elementary Mathematics

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Charlene Lawrence
Charlene Lawrence
Administrative Secretary
310-318-7345, x5971
Shelley Benke
Shelley Benke
Office Specialist
310-318-7345, x5910
Department News
2017-2018 MBUSD Testing Calendar
 SBAC/CAST Testing
  • Grades 6-8:  April 16-20
  • Grades 6-8:  April 23-27
  • Grade 3:  April 30-May 4
  • Grade 4:  May 7-11
  • Grade 5:  May 14-18
  • Grade 11:  May 21- May 25
  • Grade 11:  May 29-June 1