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Curriculum, Instruction, & Accountability

Our Curriculum and Instructional Team supports Bay City ISD campuses administrators, coaches and staff with all of their instructional needs.  This includes supporting each campus with their individual needs and helping them meet their goals and expectations across the campus.   

Christopher Townsend, Assistant Superintendent


BCISD announces Christopher Townsend as the new Assistant Superintendent of Bay City Independent School District. 


Townsend is a proud alumnus of Bay City High School and spent his early years of education at Bay City ISD. After Townsend’s college career, he returned to Bay City ISD in 1998 as a career and band teacher at Bay City High School. Over the years, Townsend’s career advanced to Assistant Principal and Principal positions within BCISD. Townsend has dedicated 11 years of his education career as an administrator and 13 years as a teacher. Townsend holds both a Principal and Superintendent Certification in EC-12. With over 24 years of experience in education, BCISD is looking forward to having Townsend’s vast knowledge and expertise in curriculum and instruction. We are excited to welcome Chris Townsend back to Bay City ISD and as a Blackcat once again.


“We are thrilled to have Mr. Chris Townsend joining the team as Assistant Superintendent of Bay City ISD.  His breadth of knowledge and experience, both within BCISD and elsewhere, will prove to be invaluable to our community.” -Jill Westmoreland, Bay City ISD School Board President.


“We are excited to welcome Chris Townsend as our new Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Townsend is fully vested in the BCISD community and committed to supporting our staff, ultimately resulting in success for all students.” Dr. Dwight McHazlett, Superintendent of Schools, Bay City Independent School District

Curriculum Department Purpose

The primary function of the Department of Curriculum is to support campuses through the development and implementation of a high-quality curriculum, research-based instructional practices and programs, and assessments that support student learning.  In addition, the Department provides professional development opportunities for district educators to ensure that they have the content knowledge and instructional skills to effectively deliver and support the implementation of the Bay City ISD curriculum. The Department of Curriculum also oversees Matagorda County Educational Services, the Gifted/Talented and Advanced Academic programs, Career and Technical Education, the Bilingual/ESL programs, Dyslexia services, Counseling services, and Nursing services.  The Department also monitors and assists with services provided through compensatory education and federally funded programs.  While the main focus is supporting high quality, effective first teaching practices, the department supports the varied needs of the District’s diverse student population. 

Curriculum System

Curriculum System

BCISD utilizes the TEKS Resource System for its foundation curriculum practices. The Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative, or TCMPC, is a shared service agreement among the 20 Educational Service Centers (ESC's) in Texas. This shared service agreement, or SSA, allows participating ESC's to share responsibility for management and operations of the online curriculum management system known as the TEKS Resource System. 

The TCMPC refects the combined effort of the ESC's to help schools improve student performance and operate more efficiently and cost-effectively. 

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Curriculum Department

Assistant Superintendent:

Christopher Townsend
Executive Admin Assistant to Assistant Superintendent:

Lucy Lopez

District PEIMS Coordinator:
Lindsay Hartnett 

Blackcat Instructional Center 

(housed at BCJH campus in old 500 wing of old BCJH, just west of the stadium):
1507 Sycamore
Bay City, TX 77414
P.O. Box 2510
Bay City, TX 77404

Instructional Facilitator:
Jada Townsend 

Instructional Technology Facilitator:
Stacie Boudrie

Instructional Facilitator:
Jackie Ramsey 

District Parent & Family Liaison

Harry Brooks

Curriculum Department

Administration Building

500 7th Street

Bay City, TX 77414

979-401-1006 (phone)

979-401-6953 (fax)