Curriculum & Instruction
Thank you to all participants and presenters who contributed to the success of the Jan. 18th, 2019 SEL-focused Professional Development day. (Photo album) The next PD opportunity will be March 6, 2019.
Meet the Assistant Superintendent!
Dr. Elise Frangos started serving the Old Rochester schools in November of 2010. She holds a BA from Simmons College, an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an Ed.M from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Since her arrival she has worked on technology, alignment of all curriculum areas to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
She leads large teacher teams to implement these rigorous standards and designs the curricular logistics, including resourcing. One of the teams she has led developed the Standards Based Report Card. Elise writes and monitors state, local and federal grants, leads new teacher mentoring and induction and the development and oversight for all professional development. A point of pride for Elise has been to bring in Strategic Planning techniques, data based thinking, and technologic integration. She is particularly invested in cultivating teacher leaders and has developed teachers leaders who lead from the classroom. Many interns guided by Dr. Frangos to new certifications have assumed varied administrative roles.
The short film below provides information about how we engage in curriculum development.
The mission of the Old Rochester Superintendency #55 schools is to provide and continually improve an academic and co-curricular program which fosters and expects a commitment to excellence on the part of students, staff, parents, and the community.
We expect all members within our school communities to learn and to care-- not just for ourselves, but for others. The office of curriculum, instruction and assessment is responsible for a number of different functions, including:
- Supervision of federal grant programs
- State grant and competitive grant application and
- Implementation and evaluation of pre k-12 curriculum, co-curriculars and interventions
- Professional development of staff
- Coordination and interpretation of various assessment tools as well as various forms of data to inform learning
- Implementation of technologic tools to support teaching and learning
- Implementation of programming that ensures all students are college or career ready
- Development of partnerships with academic and business organizations which enrich our academic community
Our curriculum, based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, exposes students to a wide range of learning experiences and opportunities. Our philosophy is based on the concept that all students can achieve at high levels. As a group of 4 districts, we are continually examining our curriculum and instructional practices to ensure that they best match the current needs of our student population.
We believe that excellent teachers model the types of behaviors we expect in students. As such, our teachers need to be life long learners and are continually improving themselves through ongoing professional development opportunities within the district and those opportunities supported by the district.
I encourage you to contact me at the central office or by email if you have any questions or concerns about the curriculum, instruction or assessment within the Old Rochester Superintendency #55 Schools.
~ Elise M. Frangos, Ed.D.