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Teaching and Learning

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Dan Von Handorf, Assistant Superintendent
(937) 499-1422

The Kettering City School District's Teaching & Learning 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 Teaching & Learning 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 Teaching & Learning 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.

Our Team

Lisa Sorensen
(937) 499-1422

Valerie Dupler
Coordinator, Elementary Teaching & Learning
(937) 499-1492

Sherri Alexander, Ed.D.
Coordinator, Secondary Teaching & Learning
(937) 499-1457

Carrie Hennessy, Ed.D.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Leader
(937) 499-1490

Lynn Cannarozzi
Elementary Gifted Education Coordinator
(937) 499-1491

Darren McGarvey
Secondary Gifted Education Coordinator
(937) 499-1662

Laurie Koncan
ESOL Coordinator
(937) 499-1520

Jennifer Zale
Elementary Literacy Leader
(937) 499-1476

Denise Cordonnier
System Analyst/EMIS Coordinator
(937) 499-1404

Nita Teeters
Data Analyst
(937) 499-1483

Jenny Tucker
(937) 499-1455