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Curriculum & Instruction

Our Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction leads a team of 18 curriculum leaders across all three schools supporting both principals and faculty to develop and deliver a curriculum that is engaging, rigorous, aligned to New York State standards, and tailored to meet the needs of individual learners.

Our curriculum leaders are all master teachers in their areas of expertise. Together, we work with faculty in classrooms and alongside students to help teachers further develop their craft and to ensure that, as a K-12 system, we are constantly assessing our work and improving our practice.

The instructional core of our programs is very strong. Our overall approach supports a developmental progression of student learning, moving students from where they are in their individual abilities toward greater levels of complexity, success and independence. We will continue to follow the philosophy and practice of offering children a breadth of opportunities to read, write, and research across all subject areas and in all grades. 

As a district, we value professional development and are fortunate to have a talented staff that embraces opportunities to reflect on and to grow their craft. We also value collaboration and have placed  structures in all three buildings that enable teachers to work together and share best practices. This is part of an already established cycle of continuous improvement , where we systematically examine our work and associated data to measure achievement. Learn more about how Ardsley uses data to inform instruction.

If you have any questions about curriculum or instruction, know that you can reach out at any time. You may also learn more on this page.

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Jennifer Bradshaw

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Elizabeth DeMicco

Administrative Assistant

Our Three Core Principles

While Ardsley can point to a deep and rich history of strong instruction combined with a rigorous student-centered curriculum, the disruptions to schooling caused by the COVID-19 crisis over the past few years provided us with the opportunity to deepen and strengthen our core values. We can summarize these values with three principles.

In Ardsley, we strive to have classrooms that are responsive, inclusive and connected. Our collective efforts around curriculum development, the selection of materials and the focus on professional learning all strive to help us optimize these principles.

classrooms in ardsley diagram - responsive connected inclusive