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:
Research-based instructional practices
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
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