Student learning is the center of our work at Pelham Public Schools. Collaboratively, we strive to provide all our children with engaging and enriching learning experiences, while remaining conscious of their diverse and unique learning styles. Our curricula (what students need to know, understand, and be able to do), instruction (how we help students attain such knowledge), assessments (how students demonstrate knowledge and understanding), and professional development (how we support and expand teacher learning) serve as equal domains towards the improvement of student learning.
Our office is committed to provide each student unique opportunities to engage in a rigorous and robust academic program and to become critical thinkers and thoughtful consumers of all that we have to offer. We seek to balance our program so that students will graduate able to demonstrate intellectual, social, physical, ethical insight and judgment and also be well equipped to meet the challenges associated with the ever-changing demands of the 21st century. To that end, we strive to implement best practices and cutting edge research in all of our subject areas.
Our mission is supported by the collective vision, values, and strategic plan of our learning community and the principles associated with continuous improvement. Our fine teachers, administrators, and support staff are all focused on building our capacity to provide a world class education to each student. We consistently review our instructional practices and curriculum to ensure that our programs are tailored to meet the diverse needs of all of our students.
Our work is quite comprehensive; however, much of it falls within the following broad areas:
- All aspects of curriculum and instruction
- Local and state testing and assessment programs
- Management of instructional data and technology
- Instructional personnel
- Student registration and residency.
The Pelham Public Schools is a wonderful community of learners. It is an honor to join such a talent team of teachers and leaders. I look forward to collaborating with the entire all stakeholders as we endeavor to inspire a standard of excellence for all students. We will continue to build this site and add components throughout the year. Here are some words of inspiration that continue to guide our work with children.
Dr. Steven M. Garcia
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Personnel