Overview & Contact Information

A graphic showing the Pelham Inquiry Cycle with topics Question, Communicate, Reflect, Design and Apply


The mission of the Pelham Public Schools, "Inspiring a Standard of Excellence for All Students," is at the core of our work. The purpose of the office of Teaching and Learning is to support all members of the learning community in their efforts to achieve that goal. This is done collaboratively with a team of highly capable and dedicated professionals including our Director of Humanities Dr. Maria Thompson, Director of Math & Science Dr. Tom Callahan and Director of Technology Mr. John Sebalos. Additionally, our work is supported by our curriculum coordinators in English as a New Language (ENL), Art, Music, World Language and Physical Education/Health, as well as our professional developers, Beth Finkelstein (Math), Kate Alix (ELA) and our Instructional Technology Specialist Alicia DelMastro. 

Our work is quite comprehensive and includes a focus on the provision of quality instructional programs aligned with Next Generation Learning Standards, our District's Strategic Plan and the Pelham Inquiry Cycle. 

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning

Dr. Alice Bowman

Dr. Alice Bowman was named Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning in July 2022. Prior to joining the Pelham Public Schools Dr. Bowman served as Principal of Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School on Long Island. She has over 23 years of experience as an educator, including serving as assistant principal at Floral Park Memorial High School, where she previously served as English Chairperson.  Dr. Bowman holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Hofstra University, an Administration Certificate from the College of St. Rose, a M.S. in Secondary English Education from Hofstra and a B.A. in English from SUNY Stony Brook and participated in Columbia University’s Teachers College Education Policy Fellowship Program.