Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

Instructional Leadership Team

Diane Meredith
DIANE MEREDITH
Curriculum Specialist
Designing effective curriculum for our students is best accomplished through teams of professionals engaged in collective inquiry and collaborative planning.
 
Because we believe that continuous improvement of existing skills and the acquisition of new skills are essential for success in a rapidly changing world, we are working together to meet the demands of the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.
 
We will continue to study, learn, and grow together to prepare our students for success in their colleges and careers. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are insignificant compared to what lies within us."
Administrative Staff
Terrance Dougherty, Superintendent 
Julie Bergman, PK-12 Principal
Jackie Beamer, Director of Pupil Personnel

Instructional Staff
Kristen Rice, PK-4 ELA Curriculum Coordinator 
Melissa Karcher, PK-4 ELA Curriculum Coordinator
Rose Prescott, PK-4 Math Curriculum Coordinator
Kathryn Cooper, PK-4 Math Curriculum Coordinator
Mary Norris, 5-12 ELA Curriculum Coordinator
Monica Whitt, 5-12 Math Curriculum Coordinator
Kelly DaBrescia, 5-12 Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator
Doug Turner, 5-12 Science Curriculum Coordinator
Kristy White, At-Large Special Education Committee Member

HCSD 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

HCS Flexible Adoption Guiding Principles

* R.A.T.T. Literacy/Writing Strategy Guiding Principles
 
Instructional Leadership Team Mission
Improve student learning through rigorous study, focused collaboration, and implementation of:
  • Professional Development
  • Common Core Learning Standards
  • Evaluation Systems
  • Data Driven Instruction
  • BUILDING A CULTURE FOR HIGH EXPECTATIONS

Instructional Leadership Team Norms

  • Be child centered
  • Model caring and respect for others
  • Bring positive energy to the task
  • Assume professional responsibility and integrity
  • Work collaboratively
  • Be self reflective
  • Use the language of consensus
  • Be prepared
    • review materials
    • represent your colleagues
    • be informed
  • Be on time
  • Avoid side conversations

Helpful Resources
The following are great resources for anyone interested in knowing more about the curriculum, instruction, and standards that are current and in the process of being implemented. 

HCSD Course Selection Guidebook

HCSD Elementary Academic Program

HCSD Unit Plan Guidance Document

New York State Education Department

NYSED Office of Curriculum and Instruction

NYSED P-12 Common Core Learning Standards

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Engage NY

Response to Intervention

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