Deborah S. Mears, Director
Lisa Sorensen, Secretary
(A full listing of contact information for Instructional Services Staff Members can be found at the bottom of this information page.)
The Kettering City School District's Instructional Services Department is responsible for establishing Board of Education-approved courses of study and textbook adoptions for all academic areas, pre-K-12, that are aligned with Ohio’s Academic Content Standards.
Additionally, the Instructional Services Department works hand-in-hand with the district’s teaching professionals, providing professional development opportunities, keeping them up-to-date on effective instructional and assessment practices for the classroom as well as administration, interpretation and analysis of the required statewide Ohio Achievement and Graduation Test programs. The CCIP, Title I and other federal programs, textbook and instructional resource purchases, instructional technology and gifted services are also the responsibilities of the Instructional Services Department.
As part of its educational philosophy, the Kettering City Schools shall attempt to provide all students with an environment which encourages wholesome physical, mental, social, moral, and spiritual growth, and with an education which will enable them to assume responsibilities in present-day society.
We also feel our educational program should be based on the individuality of the student and the student's needs. We shall endeavor to achieve these goals through a flexible educational program in which students can be active participants. Therefore, we shall always strive to educate students as individuals and provide opportunities that will address their individual needs.
Special Education Services are also provided through the Instructional Services Department to students with disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These services include preschool programs for special needs children ages three-five; special class/learning centers; individual/small-group instruction; and co-taught classes with a special education teacher and a general education teacher working together to meet the needs of students.
Follow the links below to learn more about the curriculum offered in the Kettering City Schools:
Middle School Education
High School Education
Art, Music & Physical Education
Special Education Services
Instructional Services Staff
Deborah S. Mears, Director
Cindy Seitz, Secretary
Kathy Cavin, Elementary Curriculum Leader
Justin Cline, Elementary Curriculum Leader
Dawn Cauldwell, Gifted Education Coordinator
Sherri Alexander, Ed.D., Secondary Curriculum Leader
Roger vanBeysterveldt, Technology Integration Coach
Bill Petrello, Data Specialist
Carrie Hennessy, Ed.D., K-12 RTI Curriculum Leader
Molly Carmosino, State and Federal Grants Specialist
Sara Wisecup, Secretary, Elementary Education
Karen Walling, Secretary, Secondary Education
Jenny Smith, Supervisor
Jennifer Landess, Secretary, Special Education Department
Mary Conlon, Special Education Coordinator (Fairmont H.S., Greenmont )
Laura Finn, Special Education Coordinator (Van Buren, Kettering MS)
Carmella Friz, Special Education Coordinator (Oakview, Prass, Southdale)
Jody Henderson, Special Education Coordinator (Indian Riffle, Oakview)
Dawn Potter, Special Education Coordinator (Integrated Preschool)
Amy Snyder, Special Education Coordinator (Prass, Orchard Park, Greenmont)
Cindy Davis, Assistant EMIS Coordinator
Julia Timberlake, Parent Mentor