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Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

"Education is not the preparation for life.  Education is life itself." 
-John Dewey

Vision: We Learn.We Innovate.We Support.

Mission: We support learning through strategic alignment and innovation.


  • Working smarter, not harder
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Clarity of purpose
  • Communication
  • Best practices
  • Growth mindsets
  • Building positive relationships
  • Creativity
  • Complementing one another’s skills


Dr. Kristina Harmon, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
313 535-4000 ext. 1010

I earned my undergraduate degree in elementary education at Michigan State University, my Masters is also from Michigan State University in Curriculum and Instruction. I earned a Specialist degree in Humanistic Psychology from The Center for Humanistic Studies and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies with subfields in Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction from Union Institute and University.

I joined South Redford School District in September, 1988 and I alternately taught first and fourth grade at both Jefferson Elementary and Fisher Elementary for 8 years. I became a principal at Addams Elementary and served there for 12 years. I live in the Addams Elementary neighborhood and I continue to enjoy my interactions with students and families in the community. I am currently serving the district as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

I have a daughter with 2 elementary age sons, who lives in Lansing (where I grew up). I have 2 sons; one lives in the area and the other is married and lives with his wife and two small boys in Port Washington, New York.

My husband and I enjoy visits to the DIA and the Henry Ford as well as walking the trails at Kensington Metro Park.