• Cheyenne K-5 Math Adoption Committee


  • The purpose of the Cheyenne K-5 Math Adoption Committee is to review, evaluate, and recommend quality and appropriate textbooks and instructional resources for approval by the district Governing Board for use at Cheyenne Traditional School. 


  • The committee will:

    • Understand the nine cornerstones of traditional learning at Cheyenne Traditional School.
    • Learn about current best practices in mathematics instruction as outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    • Learn about Arizona Mathematics Standards
    • Review rubric criteria to be used to evaluate math textbooks and resources. 
    • Review and evaluate math textbooks and instructional resources.
    • Recommend textbooks and instructional resources to the Governing Board for formal approval and adoption.

Public Review of Materials

  • Location: 

    Cheyenne Traditional School,  13636 N. 100th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 AND Mohave District Annex, 8500 E Jackrabbit Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

    Dates: Monday, January 8, 2024 – Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    Times: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM on regular SUSD days

    Additional Time & Date: Community Curriculum Viewing Night: Tuesday, February 13th from 4:30 - 6:00 pm, room 104

    Additional Information: Extended hours and access during non-school days is available upon request with advanced notice. Please contact Tiffany Sorensen – tsorensen@susd.org.      

Final Recommendation

  • Cheyenne Traditional K-5 Math

    • Saxon Math ©2018, HMH- 3 year adoption

Material Selection and Vendor Presentations

Materials Submitted for Review

  • Curriculum Materials are submitted for the first round of review.

    • Illustrative Math, publisher Kendall Hunt
    • Reveal Math, publisher McGraw Hill
    • ALEKS (Digital component), McGraw Hill
    • Math in Focus K-5, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Envision Mathematics Common Core, publisher Savvas
    • Clear Math, publisher Carnegie Learning                                                     
    • Big Ideas Math, publisher Cengage
    • Saxon Math, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


  • Applicants must be able to meet the following commitments:

    • Review committee meeting agendas and assigned materials prior to each meeting.
    • Complete a conflict-of-interest form and adhere to the norms established for the committee work.
    • Be willing to participate as an unpaid volunteer.
      • Eligible certified employees may receive horizontal move hours for committee meetings occurring after the school day.
    • Attend and actively participate in all committee meetings from November 2023 - February 2024. Meeting dates and times are:  
      • Thursday, November 2, 2023 3:30-5:30
      • Thursday, November 9, 2023 3:30-5:30
      • Thursday, November 16, 2023 3:30-5:30
      • Thursday, November 30, 2023 3:30-5:30*
      • Thursday, January 11, 2024 3:30-5:30
      • Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:30-5:30
      • Thursday, January 25, 2024 3:30-5:30
      • Thursday, February 1, 2024 3:30-5:30
      • Thursday, February 8, 2024 3:30-5:30
      • Vendor Presentations
        • Thursday,February 22, 2024 Time TBD

    Additional information about committee meetings:

    • Meetings marked with an asterisk* may not be necessary depending on the workload of the group.
    • Committee members will be informed of their assigned smaller work group at the first meeting.
    • Specific times for Vendor Presentation times are TBD, and may occur during the school day.  If so, classroom teachers will be provided with a substitute for the presentation day on February 22nd.

    All meetings will take place at Cheyenne Traditional, 13636 N. 100th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260


  • Lindsey Barnsley

    Lauren Bengert 

    Cher Fesenmaiser 

    Stephanie Haeggquist

    Deborah Harris

    Alisha Kellum 

    Katie Kunitzer 

    Jenna LeVault 

    Michelle Miller 

    Christina Najera 

    Travis Prikryl 

    Anita Rawlings

    Lindsey Saylor

    Casey Solem

    Micaela Stump 

    Committee Facilitators

    Dr. Kimberly Dodds-Keran
    Director of Teaching and Learning

    Donna Dempsey
    PreK-5 Math Academic Coach

    Dede Johnston
    Instructional Materials Specialist