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Contacts

Joanne Menard

Joanne Menard

Titles: Assistant Superintendent - Curriculum & Instruction
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Joseph Hicks

Joseph Hicks

Titles: PreK - 12+ Curriculum Coordinator - Humanities
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James Levasseur

James Levasseur

Titles: PreK - 12+ Curriculum Coordinator - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Ida Pappas

Ida Pappas

Titles: PreK - 12+ Curriculum Coordinator - Unified Arts & World Languages
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Academic Vision

"Every student in Massachusetts has access to a safe and supportive school environment that cultivates academic curiosity and confidence. Students have equitable access to an excellent education. Students read meaningful texts across content areas, work on complex real-world problems, participate in the arts, and share their ideas through speaking and writing using evidence, all in an effort to understand the world, their personal identities and their roles in the world.

Instruction is most powerful when educators have strong content knowledge and access to high-quality instructional materials and professional learning that promote inclusive practice accessible to all students, including English learners and students with disabilities; support authentic, engaging, and interdisciplinary student learning experiences; and invest families and students in their learning.

To support standards-based learning, we believe that every student should engage:

  • with grade-appropriate text every day
  • with meaningful real-world problems every day
  • in scientific conversations using data every week

… in a school environment that supports social-emotional learning, health, and safety. 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education