Lancaster Central School District
Curriculum and Instruction
We are charged with researching, monitoring and adjusting curriculum to align with state standards; with ensuring that rigorous and effective instruction is provided to our students; and with making appropriate auxiliary services available to students, such as remedial education, special education, nursing, social work, and/or home teaching.
All of our efforts are focused on student achievement. Our staff collects and studies assessment data and uses it to adjust curriculum and/or instruction. District needs in curriculum and instruction are constantly evaluated. Our Comprehensive District Education Plan (CDEP) is the tool we use for assessing needs and developing strategies for improving student achievement.
Often these needs are addressed through professional development for our teachers. Training is on-going and is offered through district-sponsored classes, BOCES workshops and other venues. An extensive mentoring program for first-year teachers is also provided.
The integration of curriculum and technology is another area of responsibility. Our technology integration specialist examines software and web-based programs that aid or enhance instruction and trains teachers in their use. Every New York State school district is required to have a technology plan, and our district's commitment to educational technology is evidenced in every classroom and media center.
For questions or concerns, the following administrators may be contacted:
Andrew Kufel, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Pupil Personnel Services
Director of Elementary Education (K-6)
Director of Secondary Education (7-12)
Director of Instructional Technology and Accountability
Director of Special Education
Assistant Director of Special Education
Barbara Fox - 686-3207
Charlene Mestre - 686-3390
Jamie Ertel - 686-3208
Technology Curriculum Mentors:
Jill Santoro - 686-0132
Robin Zahm - 686-0132
Kimberly Metzgar - 686-0132
Cheryl Randall - 686-1840
Pupil Personnel Services Office:
Sue Crane - 686-3216
Special Education Office:
Amber Nola - 686-3217
Felicia Rosenthal - 686-3381
Beth Lauricella - 686-3874
District Registrar and Attendance:
Deborah Mascia - 686-3218