Allison Pessolano, District Curriculum Coordinator
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction guides the development, implementation and evaluation of all instructional program offerings in Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. This includes a variety of tasks such as curriculum writing and revisions, professional development offerings, development of budget, delegation and oversight of funds related to staff development and curriculum, and the writing of grants and required state reports to document progress and to obtain special funding. In addition, the curriculum department shares in the responsibility of teacher evaluations, hiring of new staff, and oversight of various student assessments. Representatives of this department attend meetings with the NJ Department of Education and the Salem County Curriculum Consortium in order to stay abreast of changes occurring within the state and network with other local districts.
We are responsible for interpreting and applying current research in curriculum, teaching and learning for both general and special education students, evaluating student performance on district and state assessments, overseeing the writing and/or revising curriculum, selecting instructional materials, providing professional development, and recommending the adoption of new programs. All curricula are developed in-house in conjunction with teacher and building-level administrators.