Curriculum & Instruction

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction strives to ensure that all students in the Wissahickon School District engage in a rigorous research-based educational program that will prepare them for the twentieth-first century, and the district curriculum is strategically aligned with the Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards as well as National Standards. Assessment is integral to the teaching and learning process, and our educators use a range of assessment measures to monitor both student learning and refine instruction to meet student needs and promote their achievement. The office also plans a rich professional development program to keep the district faculty and staff current in best educational practice. In addition to the professional development for our district faculty and staff, the office plans and administers an induction and mentoring program for teachers new to Wissahickon as well as those new to the profession.

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is supported by the Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning (K-5), the Director of Secondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (6-12); the Director of Student Services; and the Director of Technology.

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Gary W. Abbamont
Assistant Superintendent

Eileen George
Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-5)


Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning

Anita Spengler
Secretary to the Directors of Teaching and Learning

SECONDARY EDUCATION (6-12)

Jennifer Schmidt
Director of Secondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

STUDENT SERVICES

Kelle Heim-Mccloskey, Ed. D.
Director of Student Services

Cindy Jampo
Secretary to the Director of Student Services

TECHNOLOGY

John McGowan
Director of Technology

Marie Molinari
Secretary to the Director of Technology

Science (K-12) and Technology Education & Computer Science (6-12) Curricula Available for Public Review

Stage 2 of the Science (K-12) and Technology Education & Computer Science (6-12) curriculum review cycle has been completed. Our recommended curricula and instructional resources are currently available for public review in our Curriculum and Instruction Office. Please contact Anita Spengler at 215-619-8000 ext. to arrange an appointment to review the curricula and resources. At the Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday, May 29, we will request approval of both the program and resources for implementation in the 2018-2019 school year.