• Excellence in Teaching

    Passionate, knowledgeable, and skillful teachers are at the core the South Hadley Public Schools. Our faculty and staff strive to provide a dynamic learning experience for all students. Excellent teaching begins with strong relationships between faculty and students and is nurtured by collaboration among colleagues. We are committed to supporting an adult learning community that fosters an atmosphere of intellectual excitement, innovative instruction and professional growth.

     

    Excellence in Learning

    The South Hadley Public Schools are dedicated to teaching students to be active and engaged learners who work hard, think critically, and communicate effectively. We have high expectations for all students, and we support them to reach their full potential in all aspects of achievement, especially in academics, arts, sports, social skills and civic participation. We support our students by offering them rich and varied, student-centered learning experiences and we provide students with access to current and research-based, educational materials and resources.

     

    Who works in the Instructional Services office?

    Our Data Management Specialist is Diana Monahan-Brown.

    What is the Instructional Services office responsible for?

    The Instructional Services office is responsible for district compliance of state and federal requirements for regular education programming which includes providing leadership and coordination in the following areas:

     

    Assessment

    • Early Literacy Progress Monitoring
    • District-Level MCAS Data Analysis

    Curriculum & Instruction

    • Curriculum Committee
    • Curriculum Review Cycle
    • District Curriculum Maps
    • English Language Arts Coaching (PK-5)
    • Literacy Intervention  
    • Technology Integration

    Educator Evaluation Implementation

    • Technical Support for Faculty and Administrators

    Faculty and Staff Professional Development

    • Professional Development Committee
    • Annual Professional Development Plan
    • Vendor Contracts
    • In-District PDP Tracking

    Grant Writing & Implementation/Management

    • Title I Grant
    • Title IIA Grant
    • Title III Grant (multi-district consortium grant awarded to CES)
    • Perkins Grant (multi-district consortium grant awarded to CES)

    Management of Student and Faculty Data

    • PowerSchool Implementation
    • ESE Reporting Requirements  

    State Reviews and Audits

    • Title I Review
    • Title IIA Review
    • Civil Rights Coordinated Program Review
    • Vocational Education Coordinated Program Review

    Teacher Mentorship Program

    • Induction Academy
    • Mentor Training
    • Mentor/Protégé Meetings
    • Support for Year 1 and 2 Protégés

    Vocational Education

    • Budgeting
    • Enrollment Tracking

     

    How can I contact staff in the Instructional Services office?

    Diana Monahan-Brown can be reached at dbrown@shschools.com.



    Grade level and content area curriculum maps are available upon request. Parents/Guardians may request copies of any curriculum map and/or course syllabus by directly contacting your child’s teacher.