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Instruction and Staff Development

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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
gbaker@pycsd.org 315-536-8538
 
Stacey Barden -Director of Student Support Services

Rebecca Perrault -Director of District Data
315-536-3373
 
Kim Dinehart -Secretary for Instruction and Staff Development
315-536-8538
 
Jennifer Golden -Assessment and Testing Secretary
jgolden@pycsd.org 315-536-8538
 
Kerry Fitch -Mentor Teacher
Christine Hallings - Mentor Teacher
 
Christopher Wickham -Instructional Technology Integration Specialist


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.


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 forms you may need.