Professional Development

The Staff Development Specialists work with component schools to provide specialized support in a number of areas. These areas include, but are not limited to:

Standards-based instruction
Research-based instructional practices
Data-driven instruction
District data coordination for state and federal reporting purposes
Implementation and effective use of technology

In addition, Staff Development Specialists receive training on and provide regional support for:

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)
Scoring of 3-8 ELA and Math state assessments

They also provide regional workshops on a variety of instructional topics.

Meet our staff:
Anne Pallischeck, Director of Instructional Support Services
Jim Kane, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator
Jessica Sobers, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator
Maizy Jaklitsch, Staff Developer & District Data Coordinator
Dave Burnsworth, Staff Developer & DASA Certified Instructor
Amanda Mathewson, Staff Developer & Itinerant Services Program Coordinator
Audra Mondore, Administrative Support

Workshop Testimonials

"You were great, enthusiastic, great content, interactive."

"Great class. I liked the open conversation and discussion. Very interactive, made it easier to understand bullying. I know about bullying and how kids act on it, but not how to act upon it as a coach. This class helped and was very informative." 
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