Welcome to the Department of Teaching and Learning
“As educators, our challenge is to match the needs of our learners to a world that is changing with great rapidity. To meet this challenge, we need to become strategic learners ourselves by deliberately expanding our perspectives and updating our approaches.”
— Heidi Hayes Jacobs
The Wilson School District‘s curriculum design reflects current thinking and research on what students need to know and be able to do to prepare for life after they graduate. The world is changing dramatically, and so is the job market students will be entering. Therefore, our goal is to create a curriculum that fosters what the business and post-graduate world expects from our students. Our curriculum is built to promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication while meeting the expectations from the Department of Education, College Board, or other industry standards in the field.
The single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school. Teaching is an art that is fully realized when students receive content knowledge through an individualized approach. Therefore, the curriculum is being developed and analyzed to ensure common outcomes that optimize learning experiences for all students while allowing teachers the ability to bring their expertise and craft into each lesson. This work would not be possible without our team of curricular leaders which includes the Curriculum Council, teacher leaders, and grade and departmental level coordinators, and administration.
By combining high curricular expectations for students with effective, differentiated classroom instruction, the Wilson School District is dedicated to fulfilling our mission of empowering students to create their own future.
Gangi Cucciuffo, Ed. D. (x6947)
Director of Teaching and Learning
Michael Dillon (x5027)
Angela Mitstifer (x4731)
Chris McCaffrey (x5074)
Professional Learning Coordinator
Madeline Bohr (x3478)
Jess Gorfti (x3069)
Daniel Kaufmann (x4924)
Instructional Coach & Math Dept. Chair
Kristine Eberly (x6947)
Administrative Assistant to Director of Teaching and Learning