About Us

We are:

  • the Model Classrooms Project;
  • the Curry/Samara Model;
  • partners with combined experience of 65 plus years in public education;
  • software developers;
  • creators of classroom materials;
  • a staff renowned for their customer friendly support;
  • a small business, The Curriculum Project, encompassing all of the above.

The Curriculum Project
The Curriculum Project is an S-corporation, based in Austin, Texas. We have been providing inservice training to teachers around the country since 1985, originally from our office in Portland, Maine and later moving to Austin. The Curriculum Project specializes in long term staff development through the Model Classrooms Project. Training focuses on the six categories of instructional strategies that are the foundation of the Curry/Samara Model. Our training, materials and software have been developed to support excellence in these categories, and our consultants have spent thousands of hours observing and coaching classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators. The staff at the Curriculum Project is lauded for our fast, friendly customer service. Clients and customers are wowed by our attention to detail, speed of order fulfillment and the personal service provided to all.

The partners: John Samara and Jim Curry
John Samara is the Director of The Curriculum Project & currently spends the majority of his time providing training & coaching in the Model Classrooms Project. John began his career as a third grade school teacher in Orrington, Maine before moving to sixth grade and then gifted education in Cumberland, Maine. While pursuing graduate work at the University of Southern Maine, he developed a collegial relationship and friendship with Jim Curry that continues to evolve today.

Jim Curry teaches graduate courses in the Abilities & Disabilities Program at the University of Southern Maine. He has taught in classrooms, K-12, in California, Georgia, and Iowa. Jim continues to visit schools to support teachers and administrators in their work. John and Jim have continued their friendship and partnership over several decades and enjoy conducting workshops and generating ideas together.

Together, Jim and John developed the Curry/Samara Model of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CSM). They have spent the past 20 plus years expanding and renewing their theories and strategies regarding how to improve student success rates through a wide range of field tested strategies.

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