Our Founder: Anastasia Betts, M.Ed.
Curriculum Essentials is an exciting new corporation formed under the sole proprietorship of its founder, Anastasia Betts M.Ed., an experienced education professional, consultant, and curriculum designer with more than twenty years working in both public and private pre-K through 12 sectors as well as an instructor for UCLA Extension. As an experienced educator and innovator, Ms. Betts realized that education must be changed from within, not from without, as is so common in today’s public education circles. Teacher and Educational Leadership programs today are not adequately preparing our teachers to teach in 21st century contexts, and legislators and policy makers, while having a significant amount of control, have neither the expertise, nor the political will to truly make a difference. Curriculum Essentials desires to work with the most forward thinking schools and educational innovators to collaborative define school design for the 21st century and beyond, and in doing so create a model of instructional programming and services that can be marketed to and implemented by schools and educational organizations seeking transformative change.
Prior to launching Curriculum Essentials, Anastasia has been a teacher, school administrator, a Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and a curriculum writer, designer, and developer on a vast array of local, state, national, and international educational projects. Anastasia continues to teach education courses for UCLA Extension, and is a much sought after presenter at conferences nationwide for her work on 21st century literacy. Anastasia has also developed and delivered numerous professional development workshops and classes to assist educators to develop their own 21st century literacy skills. Throughout her work, Anastasia has consistently been impressed with the demand for educational tools, products, and services designed to help schools evolve from the current industrial age model to one more inline with the age of information and beyond. Curriculum Essentials as a company was born of a desire to address that need in a more concerted, strategic, and comprehensive way.
Message Anastasia Betts at: Anastasia@curriculumessentials.com