Stratford Elementary

Education Services

Welcome to the Curriculum Department of Central Union School District. The responsibility of this department is to oversee Curriculum & Instruction and Projects for the entire school district.

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Curriculum & Instruction
Davinder Sidhu, Ed.D.

Davinder Sidhu



Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction

Student Services & Special Education
Loretta Black


Loretta BlackMrs. Black began her career as an educator with Visalia Unified School District in 1996 teaching kindergarten through second grade students. After nine years, she transitioned back to her hometown of Lemoore and continued teaching and later serving as an administrator for Lemoore Union Elementary School District. Most recently, Mrs. Black had the honor of leading RJ Neutra School as principal for the 2020-2021 school year. This year marks her first year as Coordinator of Student Services for the Central Union School District. She is excited to be working for the students, families, and school communities of CUSD.

Mrs. Black graduated from California State University, Fresno with a BA in Liberal Studies. She earned her Master's Degree and Administrative Services Credential from California State University, Bakersfield.

Mrs. Black resides in Lemoore with her husband, Bill, and has two children; Lauren and Jacob.

Student Services

Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction
Assessment & Accountability
Cindee Rael


Mrs. RaelMrs. Rael joined the Central School District team in 1993 as an eighth grade science teacher. She brought with her teaching experience in 6th grade, developmental kindergarten and on the college level. While in CUSD, she has also served as a first grade teacher and site assistant principal. Mrs. Rael has been on staff on 3 of the 4 campuses in the district.

Cindee has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, a Masters Elementary Education, and her Educational Specialists Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

As Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, she is involved in assessment, analyzing data, monitoring programs, and plans.

Mrs. Rael has worked extensively with at-risk students throughout her career. She is committed to all students achieving their full potential. She believes this is possible when academic standards are set high, quality staff provide a supportive learning environment, and parents and community provide strong support. Her desire is to assist students, parents and staff in working together for student success.

Barbara Williams
DRC Secretary

Christina Munoz
District Clerk

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