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Instruction and Staff Development

Office for Instruction and Staff Development

Phone Number: 315-536-8538

Fax Number: 315-279-1269


The Office for Instruction and Staff Development is supervised by Greg Baker, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Staff Development. This department oversees the district's staff developers, staff development programs, home schooling, curriculum, assessment, and adult education.

Greg Baker
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Staff Development

Rebecca Perrault
Director of District Data

Kim Dinehart
Secretary for Instruction and Staff Development

Sara Loring
Assessment and Testing Secretary

Staff Developers
Kerry Fitch
Christine Hallings
Jeanette Simpson

Penn Yan Central School District subscribes to the premise that our new and veteran teachers benefit from consistent coaching and support to meet the varied demands of education today. Our Staff Developers assist the staff toward improving sound educational strategies and philosophies, which in turn promote more effective teaching and learning in the classroom. The Staff Developers are involved in planning trainings and workshops for our teachers, with the primary goals of ensuring both staff retention and continued development and implementation of successful classroom techniques.

Adult Education

The adult education programs are designed to meet the community's need for educational programs. These programs may include; piano lessons, computer software courses, exercise courses and financial planning workshops. These courses are offered during Fall and Spring semesters.

Staff Development

With all the changes in education, our instructional staff need the opportunities to improve their teaching techniques and understand the new mandates that are in constant flux. Penn Yan Central School district uses the data and information we collect to design cohesive workshops and trainings to meet the needs of our staff. In the past few years the Instruction and Staff Development Office has implemented extensive training on the Common Core Standards, the new APPR system, Data Driven Instruction, Co-teaching, Literacy and other teaching and learning trainings.

Home School

If you are interested in Home Schooling your child please contact the Office for Instruction and Staff Development. They will assist you in understanding the procedure and the necessary paper work. CLICK HERE for the forms you may need.